Saints Ursus and Victory
Martyrs ( c. 286) [Sept 30]

The Christians Ursus and Victor were soldiers in the Theban Legion, an Egyptian contingent of the Roman army. They suffered martyrdom separately from the main body of the largely Christian legion, most of whom were martyred in Agaunum (see Sept 22). Upon refusing to sacrifice to the pagan gods, Ursus and Victor were beheaded in Soleure, Switzerland. As they were being put to death, a ray of sunlight was observed to shed a remarkable light upon the two men.