Saint Vibiana

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This article is about a 3rd-century saint. For the 4th-century saint, see Saint Bibiana.
Saint Vibiana
Saint Vibiana.jpg
Painting from Mission Santa Inés
Virgin and Martyr
Born 3rd century
Died 3rd century
Honored in
Roman Catholic Church
Major shrine Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels
Feast September 1
Patronage Los Angeles, California

Saint Vibiana is a third-century virgin martyr of the Roman Catholic Church. She is the patroness of the Archdiocese of Los Angeles. Her liturgical feast day is September 1.

The remains of Vibiana were rediscovered on December 9, 1853 in ancient catacombs near the Appian Way. A marble tablet adorned her tomb upon which was inscribed "to the soul of the innocent and pure Vibiana", above a laurel wreath. A wreath was a symbol of martyrdom among ancient Christians.[1]

Since 2002, the relics of Vibiana are housed in the mausoleum of the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels. The former Cathedral of Saint Vibiana in Los Angeles, California was dedicated to her.

Relics of Saint Vibiana at the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels, Los Angeles

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Turner, Dan. “Who Needs That Old Stuff Anyway?” Los Angeles Times August 6, 2007: A18.

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