Olivia of Palermo
Olivia with the saints Elias, Venera and Rosalia, 13th century
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Saint Olivia of Palermo, according to the legend, was the beautiful daughter of a noble Sicilian family. She is supposed to have lived in the 9th century. When she was 13 years old she was kidnapped by Muslims and taken as a slave to Tunis. Impressed by her virtue and beauty her abductors permitted her to live as a hermitess in a cave.
Saint Olivia is the patron saint of music; her feast day is June 10.
Saint Olivia was 13 when killed.
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