Saint Thecla of Lentini

Also known as

  • Tecla
  • Tekla



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.





Additional Information

MLA Citation

  • “Saint Thecla of Lentini“. CatholicSaints.Info. 9 January 2014. Web. 16 January 2021. <>