This year I've decided to sketch many of The Great Holy Men and Women of the Church. Come along with me on this journey as we get to know our elder brothers and sisters in faith.
"And therefore we also having so great a cloud of witnesses over our head, laying aside every weight and sin which surrounds us, let us run by patience to the fight proposed to us," Heb 12:1
According to tradition, prior to his conversion to Christianity, Eustace was a Roman general named Placidus, who served the emperor Trajan in the Province of Hispania. While hunting a stag in Tivoli near Rome, Placidus saw a vision of a crucifix lodged between the stag's antlers. He was immediately converted, had himself and his family baptized, and was given the name Eustace (Greek: Ευστάθιος (Eustáthios), "well stable".