Patron Saint of Bell Foundries, also Fire, Volcanoes and Explosions
Martyr from Sicily. After refusing the sexual favors of an important judge named Quintian, she was thrown into prisons and brothels but still refused to submit.She underwent terrible tortures and mutilations, finally having her breasts cut off. In some early artistic attempts with very poor draftsmanship she is shown carrying them on a tray. Someone thought they resembled bells, and she was immediately adopted as the Patron Saint of Bell Founders.
However, further critics said rubbish, it's obvious they are loaves of bread. So she also has a blessing of bread on her feast day.
Authors: Peter J Allen and Chas Saunders
References: Coming soon.
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Location : Worldwide Christianity
Gender : Female
Type : Saint or Sage
Celebration or Feast Day : February 5th
Birth and Death Dates : ???-251
Pronunciation : Coming soon
Alternative names : None known
Popularity index : 642
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