Saint Christina of Bolsena

detail of a stained glass window of Saint Frederick of Utrecht; c.1847, artist unknown; parish church of Saint Michael, Mayen-Koblenz, Germany; photographed on 15 September 2012 by GFreihalter; swiped from Wikimedia Commons; click for source imageAlso known as

  • Christina Anicii

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Born to a wealthy pagan family. Converted as a youth, she destroyed all the idols in her father‘s house; those of gold and silver she broke up and gave to the poor. Scourged, tortured, and martyred for her new faith.

Her story and that of Saint Christina of Tyre seem to have been confused and combined in rewrites through the ages.

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  • “Saint Christina of Bolsena“. Saints.SQPN.com. 24 December 2014. Web. 28 December 2014. <>