August 26

 

Saint of the day:
St. Sabina

The Story of St. Sabina

 

St. Sabina (d. 126 A.D.) was a wealthy Roman noblewoman, a widow and the daughter of Herod Metallarius. She was converted to Christianity by her virtuous female slave, St. Serapia, a devout Christian from Antioch who entered into voluntary slavery with Sabina after forsaking marriage and consecrating herself to Christ. Following her conversion, St. Sabina's home became a secret meeting place for Christians where the sacraments were celebrated. St. Serapia was discovered to be a Christian and was burned alive and beheaded. St. Sabina recovered Serapia's body and buried it in a tomb. Within the same year St. Sabina was also killed for her faith and buried alongside Serapia. After Christianity was legalized in the 5th century, a basilica was built over St. Sabina's home on Aventine Hill. Originally dedicated to both saints, it is known today as Santa Sabina, one of Rome's most ancient churches. 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Saint_Sabina

https://www.catholic.org/saints/saint.php?saint_id=756

 

 

Prayer:

 

 

Visit:

Basilica of Saint Sabina at the Aventine

Piazza Pietro D'Illiria, 1, 00153 Roma RM, Italy

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