St. Emerentiana


 
Feast Day:
Roman Rite Calendar - 01/23


Patron Of: Against Colic, Against Stomach Ache

Also known as
    Emerentia
Memorial
    23 January
    formerly 16 September as listed in the Martyrologium Hieronymianum
    confined to local calendars since 1969
Profile
    Foster-sister of Saint Agnes of Rome. Catechumen. Went to pray at Saint Agnes's grave a few days after her sister's martyrdom. Confronted by an angry mob of pagans, she professed her faith and relationship to Agnes. Martyr.
Born
    Roman
Died
    stoned to death c.304 at Rome, Italy; buried in the cemetery at Via Nomentana; relics later translated to the Basilica of Saint Agnes
Canonized
    Pre-Congregation
Patronage
    against colic
    against stomach ache



All information used with permission of the Patron Saint Index.

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