Saints of the Day – Blessed Oringa of the Cross

Saint Oringa of the CrossArticle

(also known as Christiana)

Died 1310. A Tuscan farm girl and serving maid who, in spite of the fact that she passed most of her life in domestic service, succeeded in leading a band of devout women and founded a convent at Castello di Santa Croce in the Arno valley, to which she gave the Augustinian Rule. Christiana was noted for her spirit of extreme poverty and for her great dedication to prayer (Benedictines, Encyclopedia, Gill).

MLA Citation

  • Katherine I Rabenstein. Saints of the Day, 1998. CatholicSaints.Info. 4 December 2020. Web. 20 January 2021. <>