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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.
in 4th century in Rome
scourged to death c.361
her body was left to the dogs, but none would touch her, and she was buried two days later
against mental illness
Los Angeles, California, diocese of
mentally ill people