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(d. c. 304)

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Virgin and martyr. According to her legendary Acta, she was mocked on her way to execution by a young lawyer, Theophilus, who asked her to send him fruits from the garden to which she was going; later an angel appeared with a basket of apples and roses, which she sent to Theophilus; he ate the fruit and became a Christian and martyr. Feast day, 6 Feb., suppressed in 1969.

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