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St THECLA

Christian Saint

The Virgin They Could Not Kill.

She broke off an engagement to a nobleman to embrace Holy Virginity. Blame St PAUL for that one.

This sort of thing did not go down well in Rome at the time and she was sent off to the Amphitheatre for a showdown with the lions.

But the lions merely purred and licked her feet. So her tormentors tried burning. No — she would not ignite, she was depleting the stock of flaming torches as they spluttered out.

Eventually the magistrates gave up and pretended she had not happened. This happened again in 1969 when she was suppressed by the Roman Catholic Church and removed from the Saints Calendar.

But we feel you can’t keep a good Saint down and Godchecker has restored her as far as we are able.

St THECLA FACTS AND FIGURES

Name : THECLA
Location : Worldwide Christianity
Gender : Female
Type : saint
In charge of :
Celebration or Feast Day : Unknown at present
Birth and Death Dates : ???-???
Good/Evil Rating : Unknown at present
Pronunciation : Coming soon
Alternative names : None known
Popularity index : 79
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Article last updated on 25 February 2006 by the Godchecker Team.

Editors: Peter J Allen, Chas Saunders

References: Coming soon.

Cite this article:

Saunders, Chas, and Peter J. Allen, eds. "Thecla: Christian Saint." Godchecker. Godchecker/CID, 25 Feb. 2006. Web. 19 September 2014.

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