New Catholic Dictionary – Saint Christina

detail of a stained glass window of Saint Frederick of Utrecht; c.1847, artist unknown; parish church of Saint Michael, Mayen-Koblenz, Germany; photographed on 15 September 2012 by GFreihalter; swiped from Wikimedia CommonsArticle

Virgin, martyr (c.250), died Bolsena, Tuscany. The daughter of a pagan nobleman, she embraced Christianity, and in her zeal destroyed the gold and silver idols of her father, distributing them as alms among the poor. She suffered torments and a cruel death under Diocletian, and has been venerated since the 4th century. Patroness of millers, archers, and mariners. Emblems: a knife, arrow, serpent. Relics at Palermo and Torcelli, head in Cathedral at Milan. Feast, Roman Calendar, 24 July.

MLA Citation

  • “Saint Christina”. New Catholic Dictionary. CatholicSaints.Info. 15 September 2012. Web. 16 August 2018. <http://catholicsaints.info/new-catholic-dictionary-saint-christina/>