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
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Birth and Death Dates: ???-???
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Article last updated on April 07, 2019 by the Godchecker data dwarves.
Editors: Peter J. Allen, Chas Saunders
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