Savina of Milan

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Saint Savina of Milan
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Right-side nave of Sant'Ambrogio basilica in Milan. Saint Savina's grave, above the altar in Santa Savina chapel (rebuilt in 1868 to house the relics of the saint).
Died 311 AD
Milan
Venerated in Roman Catholic Church
Feast 30 January

Saint Savina (Italian: Santa Savina) (died 311) was a Milanese martyr under Diocletian. Her feast day is 30 January. She gave aid to Christian prisoners and also ensured that they received proper burials after their executions. For this reason she was martryed. Tradition states that she died while praying at the tomb of Saints Nabor and Felix.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ The Book of Saints, compiled by the Benedictine monks of St Augustine's Abbey, Ramsgate, 6th edn (London: A & C Black, 1989), s.v. Savina (St). ISBN 0-304-34357-9.

External links[edit]

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