Sts. Rufina and Secunda

MARTYRS

Feast: July 10
 

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Feast Day: July 10
Born: 3rd century, Rome, Roman Empire
Died: 257, Rome

 

Roman martyrs best known for the apocryphal Acts, which recount their martyrdoms. According to the Acta, they were Roman sisters, the daughters of a Roman senator. When their fiances gave up the Christian faith, Rufina and Secunda would not deny Christ. both were soon arrested and beheaded during the persecutions of Emperor Valerian (r. 253-260). They were buried on the Via Aurelia, at the Santa Rufina.

(Taken from Our Sunday Visitor's Encyclopedia of Saints)


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