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Ss. Ferreolus, a Priest and Ferrutius, a Deacon, Martyrs
An event every year that begins at 12:00am on day 16 of June, repeating indefinitely
They were ordained by St. Irenaeus and sent by him to preach the gospel at Besancon where, after suffering many torments they were beheaded for the faith in the persecution of Severus in 211 or 212. St. Gregory of Tours says that their relics were glorified by miracles in his time and that his brother-in-law was cured by them of a dangerous distemper. They are today esteemed a great treasure of the cathedral of Besancon.