Book of Saints – Benedicta – 8 October

Book of Saints – Benedicta – 8 October
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BENEDICTA (Saint) Virgin Martyr (October 8) (3rd century) The daughter of a Roman senator who, inspired with a desire for martyrdom by what she had heard of the triumph of Saint Quentin, settled at Origny-sur-Oise in the Diocese of Soissons, where she was instrumental in propagating Christianity. Mathoclus, her father, enraged at her miraculous recovery from the many tortures he had had inflicted upon her, is said himself to have seized the executioner’s axe and to have beheaded her with his own hands (A.D. 262).

MLA Citation

  • Monks of Ramsgate. “Benedicta”. Book of Saints, 1921. CatholicSaints.Info. 26 August 2012. Web. 22 September 2017. <http://catholicsaints.info/book-of-saints-benedicta-8-october/>