He was persecuted during the reign of Emperor Diocletian.  His hands were cut off because he destroyed a statue of Jupiter that he was told to worship and his two deacons were tortured to death.  Sabinus was sent back to prison where he cured a blind nephew of Serena who was a widow.  Both converted to Christianity along with several other prisoners.  Venustian (who had cut off the hands) also converted and was killed.  Sabinus was beaten to death at Spoleto in the year 303.

FEAST DAY- December 30