* 25 December
Matron of a noble Roman family. Married to a pagan. Spiritual student of Saint Chrysogonus. Martyred in the persecutions of Diocletian.
Her name is commemorated in the second Mass of Christmas and the first eucharistic prayer. Nothing is really known about her except her death, but there have been no end of attempts by story-tellers to fill in the blanks.
* c.304 at Sirmium, Dalmatia
* relics at Istanbul, Turkey (former Constantinople)
* palm branch of martyrdom