St. Patricia of Naples


 
Feast Day:
Roman Rite Calendar - 08/25


25 August
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Noble family; possibly related to the emperor. To escape an arranged marriage, and give herself to the religious life, she made a pilgrimage to Jerusalem and then to Rome. Nun in Rome. Returned to Constantinople to give away her wealth to the poor. She then returned to Naples to make a pilgrimage to the tombs of martyrs and apostles.
Born
at Constantinople (modern Istanbul, Turkey)
Died
c.665 at Naples, Italy of natural causes; a vial of her blood reportedly liquifies periodically



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