St. Bibiana


 
St. Bibiana Feast Day:
Roman Rite Calendar - 12/02


Patron Of: Against Epilepsy, Against Hangovers, Against Headaches, Against Insanity, Against Mental Illness, Diocese of Los Angeles, California, Epileptics, Mentally Ill People, Single Laywomen, Torture Victims

Also known as
    Viviana
    Vivian
    Vibiana

Memorial
    2 December

Profile
    Her parents, Flavian and Dafrosa, were martyred in the persecution of Julian the Apostate, and Vivian and her sister Demetria were turned over to a woman named Rufina who tried to force her into prostitution. Upon her continued refusal, Vivian was imprisoned in a mad house, then flogged to death.

    A church was built over her grave, in the garden of which grew an herb that cured headache and epilepsy. This and her time spent with the mentally ill led to her areas of patronage.

Born
    in 4th century in Rome

Died
    scourged to death c.361
    her body was left to the dogs, but none would touch her, and she was buried two days later

Patronage
    against epilepsy
    against hangovers
    against headaches
    against insanity
    against mental illness
    epileptics
    Los Angeles, California, diocese of
    mentally ill people
    single laywomen
    torture victims

Representation

    * branch
    * pillar
 



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