Martyr

Son of the Visigothic King Leovigildo, he was converted to Catholicism by St. Leandro, Archbishop of Seville. Constrained by his father to receive Easter communion at the hands of an Arian Bishop, he preferred to present his neck to the executioner’s ax. His blood was fertile, because two years later his brother Recaredo and the entire Visigothic nation embraced the Catholic religion.

V/. St. Hermenegild
R/. Pray for us.