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May 22

 

Saint of the day:
Saint Quiteria


Patron Saint Against Rabies

St. Quiteria's Story

St Quiteria was one of nine sisters all born at the same time (nonuplets). The nine girls’ mother was a lady of high rank and she was disgusted that she had given birth to nine children like a common animal and even more so that she had nine daughters and no son (son’s were far more valuable). In a fit of rage, she demanded that her nurse take the babies and drown them in the river. The nurse couldn’t do it so she took them to a remote village where the girls grew up together. Then things get really weird. They formed a nonuplet warrior gang.

The girls were all good Christians and their gang was formed to travel around breaking Christians out of jail. They spent a number of years in this task (and smashing Roman idols) until they were caught and returned to their father, who recognized them. He told them all to marry good Roman pagans but they refused and broke out of jail. Then the real badass began. They waged a guerilla war against the Roman Empire. Eventually, the girls were all killed or died (Quiteria was beheaded) and along with Quiteria, two of her sisters Marina and Liberata are saints.

https://www.catholic.org/saints/saint.php?saint_id=767

https://listverse.com/2011/01/30/top-10-truly-badass-saints/

https://historywitch.com/tag/saint-quiteria/

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

 

Prayer:
 

 

Visit:
Aire-sur-l'Adour, France

Saint Quitterie Church

https://www.france-voyage.com/cities-towns/massels-16552/church-sainte-quitterie-17987.htm