Parish Mini Bulletin August 30
St. Giles

Cyprian of Carthage


Bishop Cyprian of Carthage after evading capture to minister to his people was eventually exiled then executed for refusing to stop preaching the Christian faith and for dishonoring Roman gods and customs.

He was reported to have exclaimed "Thanks be to God" upon hearing the official pronouncement of his death sentence and tipped his executioner 25 gold coins just before being beheaded.