ST. VICTOR, OF BRAGA, M.
THIS city was a populous resort of the Romans; on
which account it was watered with the blood of many martyrs in the
persecution of Dioclesian. The names only of SS. Victor, Sylvester,
Cucufas, Susana, and Torquatus, have reached us. Their triumphs are
honored in that church, and recorded by Vasæus in his
chronicle, and other Spanish historians. St. Victor, who is mentioned
in the Roman Martyrology on the 12th of April, was a catechumen, who,
refusing to sacrifice to idols, was condemned to lose his head, and
baptized in his own blood. See F. Thomas ab Incarnatione. Hist
Portug. Sæc. 4, c. 6, p. 218.