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Sebastian became a soldier in the Roman army at about 283. He converted many men to Christianity. He cured many people of diseases. He was named captain in the praetorian guards by Emperor Diocletian. When it was discovered at the time of the persecution of the Christians that Sebastian was a Christian, he was ordered executed. He was shot with arrows and left for dead. He was still alive. Later
Sebastian denounced the emperor for his cruelty to Christians, and was beaten to death on the Emperor's orders. He is the patron saint of archers, athletes, and soldiers.