(Saints) Virgin Martyrs(July 10) (3rd century) Two sisters, natives of Rome, whose promised husbands, terrified by the horrors of the persecution of Christianity then raging, had renounced the Christian Faith. In its profession, on the contrary, the two holy women persevered to the end, neither promises nor threats availing aught to shake their resolution. After being put to the torture, they were beheaded (A.D. 257) under the Emperors Valerian and Gallienus. Their Relics are enshrined in the Baptistery of the Lateran Basilica.
- Monks of Ramsgate. “Rufina and Secunda”. , 1921. CatholicSaints.Info. 10 July 2016. Web. 9 December 2016. <>