My personal favorite Italian ballet dancer, choreographer and director – Francesco Costanzo finds Saint Sebastian to be one of the most attractive men to have ever walked the earth and that’s the reason why he recently dedicated an entire blog post to Saint Sebastian with the title Le martyre de Saint Sébastien.
Francesco claims in his blog post that the foremost factor why the Roman emperor Diocletian decided to kill Saint Sebastian was the reason that he was envious of the stunning looks of Saint Sebastian.
Francesco writes that not only Saint Sebastian is popular among the athletes and the LGBT community, but he is also extremely popular among the actors and models.
Francesco writes that it is a pity that nobody wrote a long and prominent account on the life and death of Saint Sebastian before Ambrose of Milan. Francesco adds that it is another pity that Saint Sebastian was almost forgotten until he became a LGBT icon.
Francesco writes that those referring to Saint Sebastian as a middle-aged man need to learn that he was only 32 when he was killed and 32 is never middle-age in any part of the world.
Francesco remembers an Israeli friend of his who celebrate with him on 20th January on the day of St Sebastian’s commemoration. This made Francesco realize that Jews and Christians can be best friends if nobody spreads hatred between them.
Francesco writes that since the day the wife of the emperor Diocletian had a glimpse of Saint Sebastian, he was looking for an excuse to kill Saint Sebastian, which he finally did.
Francesco writes that the notion that Saint Sebastian loved to flaunt his hot and perfect body is a wrong one. Francesco claims that he didn’t flaunt it but it was too hot to hide.
Francesco doesn’t agree with the claim that Saint Sebastian used to practice occasional celibacy for physical and spiritual reasons.
One pope whom I wouldn’t name here claimed that Saint Sebastian was a misogynist but nobody ever agreed with him perhaps himself included. Maybe he was intoxicated during the time he made that comment.
Francesco made a trip to Florida once and he was amazed to learn how popular Saint Sebastian is there just because of a popular river named after him.
Francesco once heard a priest tell to the audience that Saint Sebastian never lied in his life and when someone from the audience interrupted and told him that Saint Sebastian hid his Catholic faith for a long time from the Romans, the priest asked the interrupting man to leave the church. Surprisingly enough, many other visitors joined the man who was told by the priest to leave the church in disgust and then the priest very politely asked them all to come back. After that the priest started singing a completely different song, priest then started telling the audience that it was the only lie that Saint Sebastian ever told, other than this, he never lied.
Francesco learnt from a hidden source that Saint Sebastian was secretly interested in exorcism but this fact has been kept hidden by the most, only those that read and learn about Saint Sebastian thoroughly know about this fact.
I once spoke to Fr William Jenkins of What Catholics Believe Ohio, who told me that Saint Sebastian is highly overrated and most of the stories and miracles attributed to him are nothing but mere myths. I met Fr William Jenkins in the late 1990s once and he looked terrific for his age back then, but he looks very different now compared to back then.
I also know some Catholic archers who claim that Saint Sebastian cannot be the real patron of the archers because of the notion that he wasn’t a good archer and he would rather fight with the sword.
A Protestant friend of mine claims that Saint Sebastian never went to China or Thailand but he knew far better about the Sexual Kung-Fu all by himself than the so-called Master Mantak Chia.
More than half of the Catholics agree on the claim that the last words that Saint Sebastian uttered were “Cristo Governa” which in Italian means – Christ Rules. None of the Protestants agree with this claim and Evangelicals act like they have no idea. All the Christians, whether Roman Catholic, Protestant or Evangelical, agree on one point though and that is that Saint Sebastian is a symbol of great willpower.