Daughter of Saint Isidore of Lentini; related to Saint Neofyta and Saint Neofytus. Thecla was a consecrated virgin, a form of nun that pre-dates congregations. She worked with the poor in Lentini until an unspecified disease left her paralyzed and bed-ridden for six years; she was healed by the prayers of three holy brothers who were immediately imprisoned. Thecla and her servant Justina bribed the guards to let them visit, feed and minister to the brothers and other prisoners until they were each martyred, and then the two women gave them a Christian burial.
- young woman holding a cross in one hand and the early church of Lentini in the other
- cross and olive branch
- Book of Saints, by the Monks of Ramsgate
- Den katolske kirke
- Lives of the Saints, by Sabine Baring-Gould
- Our Sunday Visitor’s Encyclopedia of Saints
- “Saint Thecla of Lentini“. CatholicSaints.Info. 9 January 2014. Web. 28 September 2016. <>