Saint Valeria of Limoges

detail of a photograph of a bas-relief sculpture of Saint Valerie of Limoges presenting her severed head to Saint Martial; sculpter on the altar of Saint Michel des Lions, Limoges, France; taken by Sjwells53 in August 2008; swiped off the Wikipedia web siteMemorial


Daughter of an imperial Roman senator. Convert. Spiritual student of Saint Martial of Limoges. Betrothed in an arranged marriage, she said that she wanted to devote herself to God; her fiancee refused to believe it, assumed she had another lover, and killed her. Martyr. Possibly apocryphal.




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MLA Citation

  • “Saint Valeria of Limoges“. CatholicSaints.Info. 17 December 2016. Web. 26 July 2017. <>