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The Patron Saint(s) of Shoemakers

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On this day in either 285 or 286, Crispin and Crispinian were executed by Diocletian, the Roman Emperor of the time. Twin brothers born to a noble Roman family, they’re known for preaching Christianity to the Gauls and supporting themselves by making shoes.

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