Original Karl Demetz Saint Benignus of Dijon Figurine Models protected by Law. Imitations legally prosecuted.
Hand carved in Maple wood and hand painted by professional artists. Made in Italy. St Benignus of Dijon Figurine is available in various sizes, please do not hesitate to contact us at email@example.com for more information.
Feast day: November 1st
Representation and portrayal: shown as a priest with a palm leaf and a book.
Benignus was a pupil of Polykarp, the bishop of Smyrna, and was sent to Gaul to preach the Gospel. He performed many miracles and converted many people. He was denounced to the Emperor Aurelian who ordered that he be tortured. Because the dogs that were supposed to eat him did not even touch him, soldiers clubbed him to death with a bar of iron and his heart was pierced. After his death, he was buried by Leonille, a Christian lady.