Cyriaca

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Saint Cyriaca
Martyr
Born Rome, Roman Empire
Died 249
Venerated in Roman Catholic Church, Eastern Orthodox Church[1]
Canonized Pre-congregation
Major shrine Santa Maria in Domnica, Rome, Italy
Feast 21 August Roman Catholic
19 May Eastern Orthodox[1]

Cyriaca, also known as Dominica, was a Roman widow, and patroness to St. Lawrence, and eventually suffered martyrdom. St. Lawrence used her home in Rome to give food to the poor. Cyriaca suffered martyrdom, by being scourged to death for her faith.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b (Greek) Ἡ Ἁγία Κυριακὴ ἡ Μάρτυς καὶ οἱ σὺν αὐτῇ. 19 Μαΐου. ΜΕΓΑΣ ΣΥΝΑΞΑΡΙΣΤΗΣ.
  2. ^ St. Cyriaca Catholic Online