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St. Devasahayam: A Unique Lay Martyr

Wikimedia Commons(L-R) Statue of St. Devasahayam Pillai inside St. Francis Xavier Cathedral. Tomb in front of the main-altar of St. Francis Xavier’s Cathedral in Kotar.

Historical accounts abound of incredible anecdotal incidents, including miracles, when the lay martyr was being tortured publicly for refusing to recant his faith during the mid-18th century.