Eulampius, a Christian youth of Nicomedia (Izmit, Turkey), is believed to have suffered for his faith under the eastern Roman emperor Maximinus Daia. Eulampius was arrested as he was seeking to purchase bread for the many Christians hiding outside the city in caves. Shortly after Eulampius had been brutally scourged, a girl rushed out from the crowd of onlookers, and throwing her arms about his neck, lovingly embraced him. The girl was Eulampius’ sister, Eulampia. She was immediately arrested, and was executed with her brother the next day.
St. Elizabeth was born in Hungary in 1207, the daughter of Alexander II, King of Hungary. At the age of four she was sent for education to the court of the Landgrave of Thuringia, to whose infant son she was betrothed. As she grew in age, her piety also increased by ... continue readingMore Female Saints
Saint Birgitta was the daughter of Uppland’s Lagman, Birger Petersson and his wife, Ingeborg, who was a member of the same clan as the reigning family. Birgitta’s family was pious; her father went to ... continue reading
By Deacon Keith Fournier