SS. NABOR AND FELIX, MM.
THEY suffered at Milan under Maximian Herculeus
about the year 304. Their bodies were first interred without the
walls of the city, but afterward brought into it, and deposited in
the place where a church was built over their tomb, to which great
multitudes of people resorted with wonderful devotion, as Paulinus
testifies in his life of St. Ambrose. In the same church St. Ambrose
discovered the relics of SS. Gervasius and Protasius, as himself
relates in his letter to his sister Marcellina. The people continued
to venerate the relics of SS. Nabor and Felix with the same ardor of
devotion, as that holy doctor assures us.1 They are still honored in
the same church, which at present bears the name of St. Francis. See
Solier the Bollandist, t. 3, Julij, p. 280.