Oil Dedicated to St Castulus (Patron Invoked against Wildfires)
St Castulus (Patron Invoked against Wildfires) from A Blessed Call To Love, Ireland.
A convert to the Christian religion, he sheltered Christians in his home and arranged for religious services inside the palace of the emperor. Among those he sheltered were Mark and Marcellian. He is one of the saints associated with the life and legend of Saint Sebastian.
With his friend Saint Tiburtius, he converted many men and women to Christianity and brought them to Pope Saint Caius to be baptized. He betrayed by an apostate named Torquatus and taken before Fabian, prefect of the city.
Castulus tortured and executed by buried alive in a sandpit on the Via Labicana. According to tradition, Irene subsequently buried the body of the martyred Saint Sebastian. She later martyred herself, around 288 AD.
A church dedicated to him at Rome, built on the site of his martyrdom, existed from at least the seventh century.
Castulus venerated in Bavaria after relics of his taken to Moosburg. Duke Heinrich der Löwe started the construction of the Kastulus Minster in 1171.
In 1604, some relics also brought to Landshut. His relics still rest in Landshut’s church of St. Martin’s and Kostel Sv. Haštala (Church of St.Castulus), Prague.