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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.

Sts. Eulampius and Eulampia, Roman Catholic Martyrs. Eulampius was arrested by the Roman authorities during an attempt to buy supplies for Christians who were hiding in caves on the outskirts of Nicomedia. After Eulampius was whipped, his sister Eulampia was arrested after she identified herself by emerging from a crowd to embrace and comfort him. Eulampius and Eulampia were executed the next day. . Feastday October 10

Sts. Eulampius and Eulampia, Roman Catholic Martyrs. Eulampius was arrested by the Roman authorities during an attempt to buy supplies for Christians who were hiding in caves on the outskirts of Nicomedia. After Eulampius was whipped, his sister Eulampia was arrested after she identified herself by emerging from a crowd to embrace and comfort him. Eulampius and Eulampia were executed the next day. . Feastday October 10

St. Seraphin of Montegranaro. Distinguished by simplicity, mortification, obedience & charity which, towards the poor, knew no bounds. He had a special devotion to the Eucharist & Virgin Mary. Seraphin was endowed with the gift of reading the secrets of hearts, miracles & prophecy. His advice was sought by secular & ecclesiastical dignitaries & was a fruitful source of virtue to souls. His tomb is in the Capuchin friary at Ascoli. Canonized by Pope Clement XIII in 1767. Feast Day 12 Oct. YBH

St. Seraphin of Montegranaro. Distinguished by simplicity, mortification, obedience & charity which, towards the poor, knew no bounds. He had a special devotion to the Eucharist & Virgin Mary. Seraphin was endowed with the gift of reading the secrets of hearts, miracles & prophecy. His advice was sought by secular & ecclesiastical dignitaries & was a fruitful source of virtue to souls. His tomb is in the Capuchin friary at Ascoli. Canonized by Pope Clement XIII in 1767. Feast Day 12 Oct. YBH

Francesco del Cossa. St. Lucy. Olga's Gallery.

Francesco del Cossa. St. Lucy. Olga's Gallery.

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

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