Patron Saint of Authors and Writers, the Blind and those with Eye Diseases
Martyr from Syracuse.
Her husband-not-to-be was so furious he denounced her and she was sentenced to serve in a brothel. Again she said 'No!' and a team of oxen couldn't shift her. So presumably she was executed where she stood. Details are vague, apart from the oxen.
Adding to the mystery she is always depicted for an unknown reason as holding a pair of eyes in a dish. These do not seem to be her own as, in the images we have seen, she is gazing heavenwards from her own head.
It's a 'Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds' sort of mystery. She is the Patron of Eye Diseases, so maybe she practiced ophthalmics as well.
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 : Unknown at present
Birth and Death Dates : 254-304
Pronunciation : Coming soon
Alternative names : None known
Popularity index : 103
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