St. Lydia Purpuraria

Feast Day:
Roman Rite Calendar - 08/03


Patron Of: Dyers, Dairy Workers

Memorial
    3 August

Profile
    Lay woman. Business woman in Thyatira, dealing in purple cloth, the most expensive type in the 1st century Middle East. Paul's first known convert.

Name Meaning
    purple seller (= purpuraria)

Canonized
    Pre-Congregation

Patronage
    dyers



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All information used with permission of the Patron Saint Index.


 
 

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