|Saint Babilas, Martyr -
St. Babilas is celebrated in Navarre, under the name San Babil, as the patron saint of those with rheumatism, arthritis, and degenerative osteoarthritis. In the 3rd century he was a bishop of Antioch, where he was martyred along with three Christian youths whom he had educated in the faith -- Urban, Prilidian, and Apolonius.
Feast day: January 24
At left, "San Babil," 1687, in the Cathedral of St. Mary, Pamplona, Spain
Photographed on site by Richard Stracke