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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.

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

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.

St. Columba of Spain, A Spanish virgin and martyr of Cordoba. She served as a nun at Tabanos until the Moorish Muslim persecution started in 852. Going to Cordoba, she refused to deny the faith and was beheaded. Feastday, September 17

St. Columba of Spain, A Spanish virgin and martyr of Cordoba. She served as a nun at Tabanos until the Moorish Muslim persecution started in 852. Going to Cordoba, she refused to deny the faith and was beheaded. Feastday, September 17

Virgen de la Merced amparando a la Orden Mercederia. Autor: José del Cobo Guzmán. S XVIII

Virgen de la Merced amparando a la Orden Mercederia. Autor: José del Cobo Guzmán. S XVIII

Bl. Dina Belanger, Roman Catholic Religious, died on 4 Sept in the Couvent de Jesus-Marie, Sillery , Quebec Canada. Feastday Sept 4.

Bl. Dina Belanger, Roman Catholic Religious, died on 4 Sept in the Couvent de Jesus-Marie, Sillery , Quebec Canada. Feastday Sept 4.

St. Ariadne, Martyr of Phrygia. Ariadne was a slave in the household of a Phrygian prince. When pagan rites were performed in honor of the prince's birthday, she refused to take part. hunted by the authorities, she entered a chasm in a ridge. The chasm opened miraculously before her and closed behind her, providing her with a tomb. Feastday, September 17

St. Ariadne, Martyr of Phrygia. Ariadne was a slave in the household of a Phrygian prince. When pagan rites were performed in honor of the prince's birthday, she refused to take part. hunted by the authorities, she entered a chasm in a ridge. The chasm opened miraculously before her and closed behind her, providing her with a tomb. Feastday, September 17

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