Catholic Saints

Saint Barbara

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  • Description / Title of the Saint : Virgin and Martyr

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  • Memorial Day / Feast Day of Saint Barbara: December 4
  • Description / Title of the Saint : Virgin and Martyr
  • Date of Death: Saint Barbara died 303

The Story and History of Saint Barbara
The story and history of Saint Barbara. Saint Barbara was brought up a heathen. A tyrannical father, Dioscorus, had kept her jealously secluded in a lonely tower which he had built for the purpose.

Here in her forced solitude, she gave herself to prayer and study, and contrived to receive instruction and Baptism by stealth from a Christian priest. Dioscorus, on discovering his daughter's conversion, was beside himself with rage. He himself denounced her before the civil tribunal. Barbara was horribly tortured, and at last was beheaded, her own father, merciless to the last, acting as her executioner. God, however, speedily punished her persecutors. While her soul was being borne by angels to Paradise, a flash of lightning struck Dioscorus, and he was hurried before the judgment-seat of God.

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Feast Day of Saint Barbara
The Feast Day of Saint Barbara is December 4. The origin of Feast Days: most saints have specially designated feast days and are associated with a specific day of the year and these are referred to as the saint's feast day. The feast days first arose from the very early Christian custom of the annual commemoration of martyrs on the dates of their deaths at the same time celebrating their birth into heaven.

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