Saint Bassa of Edessa

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A devout Christian woman married to a pagan priest. Mother of Saint Theogonius, Saint Agapius and Saint Fidelis. Martyred in the persecutions of Diocletian. She was forced to watch her three sons be executed first; she prayed for them and encouraged them to not abandon their faith.

Died

Canonized

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MLA Citation

  • “Saint Bassa of Edessa”. Saints.SQPN.com. 22 August 2012. Web. 29 July 2014. <http://saints.sqpn.com/saint-bassa-of-edessa/>