During the time of persecution, he helped his elderly bishop, Maximus escape. Felix was then arrested, beaten severely and imprisoned. An angel released him from prison. Felix went to where Maximus was hiding and cared for him. After Maximus’ death he lived quietly as a priest and farmer. After his death, a great devotion was made to him and a shrine was built in his honor. St. Paulinus of Nola became the caretaker of it and told of many miracles attributed to the intercession of St. Felix.