- Also known as
15 July (Synaxarium of Constantinople)
- Mother of Saint Cyriacus of Iconium.
Moved from Iconium to Isauria to avoid persecution as a Christian.
Tortured and martyred during the persecutions of Diocletian.
Legend says that from the site of her burial there erupted a miraculous spring of water that cured the sick and improved the health of those who immersed in it.
Some scholars claim that the entire story is fiction, and there is no question that earlier writers hugely embellished this popular and frequently retold story.
sources describe several methods, all horridly painful
death of children
burned at the stake
holding a cross and palm
holding Saint Cyricus by the hand
martyred, with a fountain springing from her blood
standing near oxen
- Additional Information
Book of Saints, by the Monks of Ramsgate
Catholic Encyclopedia, by J P Kirsch
For All The Saints, by Katherine Rabenstein
New Catholic Dictionary
Our Sunday Visitor's Encyclopedia of Saints, by Matthew Bunson, Margaret Bunson, and Stephen Bunson
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