St. Sebastian was a captain of the guard under Diocletian. When it was discovered that he was a Christian, the Emperor ordered that St. Sebastian be taken out into a field and bound to a stake to be shot at with arrows. Even though he was shot a great number of times, he did not die.
He was found alive and nursed back to health. During his recovery, he restored a young girl’s sight. When the Emperor discovered St. Sebastian was still alive, he ordered that Sebastian be stoned to death and his body placed in a privy.