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Feastday: December 31

Birth: 257

Death: 273


A Spanish martyr of noble descent. At sixteen she left Spain, fleeing imperial persecution. She and other Spanish Christians sought refuge in France, but they were martyred in the persecution instituted by Emperor Aurelian. Her shrine is in Sens, France.


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