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St. Patricia

St. Patricia
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Item Number:  SAA-P180
Saint Patricia P180 10 ½” (26.7cm)
[died 665?] was a member of the Byzantine Imperial Family and a Relative of Emperor Constans II. In order to avoid marriage with a suitor, she fled Constantinople and went on pilgrimage to Jerusalem and to Rome, where she became a consecrated virgin.  She returned to Constantinople to receive her inheritance, which she distributed to the poor. She died at Naples, where her shrine may be found today. She is one of the patrons of Naples. Her feast is August 25.

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