Saints of the Day – Macra of Rheims

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Died at Fismes, Champagne, France, in 287. Saint Macra, a maiden of Rheims, was martyred at Fismes in Champagne under the prefect Rictiovarus, before the outbreak of the Diocletian persecutions (Benedictines). In art, she is usually represented as a virgin holding a palm (emblem of a martyr) and a pair of pincers in her hand, in memory of one of the fiendish tortures to which she was subjected or shears with which her breasts were cut off (Benedictines, Roeder).

MLA Citation

  • Katherine I Rabenstein. Saints of the Day, 1998. CatholicSaints.Info. 5 December 2020. Web. 22 January 2021. <>