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Friday, March 23, 2007

Gregory the Illuminator, AD 332

The Catholic Encyclopedia tells us that the pagan king of Armenia had Gregory thrown into a pit with dead bodies and snakes, where he lived for 15 years on the kind assistance of a pious widow who brought him bread. For his wickedness, the king was turned into a boar and possessed by a demon. Only the prayers of Gregory could rescue him, and they did. The king was converted to the faith and Gregory was made a bishop in the year 300.