Groups of martyrs who were put to death in Antioch, Syria. These martyrs are listed in the Roman Martyrology.
(d.c.250) Forty Christian virgins put to death in the reign of Emperor Trajanus Decius. Feastday: December 24 (c. 300) A large group of martyrs who were tortured until death released them. Feastday: March 11 (d.c. 637) Ten or more martyrs who were caught in the Arab invasion of Antioch. They were martyred for refusing to deny Christ. Some lists put the number of martyrs at more than forty. Feastday: November 6
Gemma Galgani was born on March 12, 1878, in a small Italian town near Lucca. At a very young age, Gemma developed a love for prayer. She made her First Communion on June 17, 1887. As a pupil at the school run by the Sisters of St. Zita, Gemma was loved by her teachers ... continue readingMore Female Saints
Before the 1969 reform of the Roman calendar, Christopher was listed as a martyr who died under Decius. Nothing else is known about him. There are several legends about him including the one in which ... continue reading
By Justin Soutar