St. Florian was an officer of the Roman army, who occupied a high administrative post and who suffered death for the Faith in the days of Diocletian. His legendary "Acts" state that he gave himself up at Lorch to the soldiers of Aquilinus, the governor, when they were rounding up the Christians, and after making a bold confession, he was twice scourged, half-flayed alive, set on fire, and finally thrown into the river Enns with a stone around his neck. His body, recovered and buried by a pious woman. Many miracles of healing are attributed to his intercession and he is invoked as a powerful protector in danger from fire or water. Medium size Creed St Florian Medal comes with 20" Chain in Sterling Silver or 22k Gold over Sterling. 14K Medal only. Chain must be purchased separately. Comes in attractive gift box. Great gift for the Firefighter in your life.