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St. Afra, Martyr, Afra was burned to death, tied to a tree on the small island of Lech.

St. Afra, Martyr, Afra was burned to death, tied to a tree on the small island of Lech.

Saint Rhipsime - Virgin martyr, executed with a group of fellow Christian in Armenia. She and her fellow victims are honored as the first Christian martyrs of Armenia. Many highly fanciful tales have grown up to fill in the blanks in her life story.

Saint Rhipsime - Virgin martyr, executed with a group of fellow Christian in Armenia. She and her fellow victims are honored as the first Christian martyrs of Armenia. Many highly fanciful tales have grown up to fill in the blanks in her life story.

St. Magdalene of Nagasaki - died after 13 days of torture, ending in being suspended upside down.

St. Magdalene of Nagasaki - died after 13 days of torture, ending in being suspended upside down.

detail from 'Saint Helena'; by Cima da Conegliano, c.1495

detail from 'Saint Helena'; by Cima da Conegliano, c.1495

St. Edith of Wilton, was brought as a very young child to Wilton Abbey by her mother, who later became a nun there and Abbess. Edith became a nun when fifteen, declined her father's offer of three abbacies, and refused to leave the convent to become queen when her half-brother, King Edward the Martyr was murdered, as many of the nobles requested. She built St. Denis Church at Wilton. Her feast day is September 16.

St. Edith of Wilton, was brought as a very young child to Wilton Abbey by her mother, who later became a nun there and Abbess. Edith became a nun when fifteen, declined her father's offer of three abbacies, and refused to leave the convent to become queen when her half-brother, King Edward the Martyr was murdered, as many of the nobles requested. She built St. Denis Church at Wilton. Her feast day is September 16.

St. Serapia, A slave and martyr, also called Seraphia. She was the servant of St. Sabina and was responsible for the Roman noblewoman’s conversion to Christianity. Both Sabina and Serapia were subsequently beheaded during the persecutions of Emperor hadrian.

St. Serapia, A slave and martyr, also called Seraphia. She was the servant of St. Sabina and was responsible for the Roman noblewoman’s conversion to Christianity. Both Sabina and Serapia were subsequently beheaded during the persecutions of Emperor hadrian.

Saint Teresa Of Avila | SAINT QUOTE OF THE DAY: Saint Teresa of Avila

Saint Teresa Of Avila | SAINT QUOTE OF THE DAY: Saint Teresa of Avila

St. Hermiona of Ephesus, Daughter of Apostle Phillip the Deacon   (Feast day: 4th September) She was killed during the persecutions of Christians under the Roman emperor Trajan. In the Acts of the Apostles, Hermione is called a prophetess.[

St. Hermiona of Ephesus, Daughter of Apostle Phillip the Deacon (Feast day: 4th September) She was killed during the persecutions of Christians under the Roman emperor Trajan. In the Acts of the Apostles, Hermione is called a prophetess.[

St. Anthusa, Roman Catholic Abbess tortured by the Byzantine Emperor Constantine V. Anthusa was originally a hermitess, becoming abbess of the convent near Constantinople. Because of her veneration of sacred images, she was arrested by the emperor, who, as an ardent iconoclast, opposed such sacramentals. Anthusa was tortured severely until the empress intervened and secured her release.  Feastday: July 27

St. Anthusa, Roman Catholic Abbess tortured by the Byzantine Emperor Constantine V. Anthusa was originally a hermitess, becoming abbess of the convent near Constantinople. Because of her veneration of sacred images, she was arrested by the emperor, who, as an ardent iconoclast, opposed such sacramentals. Anthusa was tortured severely until the empress intervened and secured her release. Feastday: July 27

Blessed Juliana of Mont Cornillion - Visionary, devoted to the Blessed Sacrament and her writings led to the institution of the feast of Corpus Christi. Feast day - 4/5. Lord, help me to treasure your true presence in the Holy Eucharist as Blessed Juliana did, today and always. May your presence within me inspire me to acts of love, service and praise.

Blessed Juliana of Mont Cornillion - Visionary, devoted to the Blessed Sacrament and her writings led to the institution of the feast of Corpus Christi. Feast day - 4/5. Lord, help me to treasure your true presence in the Holy Eucharist as Blessed Juliana did, today and always. May your presence within me inspire me to acts of love, service and praise.

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