Today, Thursday February 16, the Catholic Church honors Santa Juliana de Nicomedia.
According to the Vatican archives, she was a young Christian woman who was betrothed to the Prefect Eleusius, also a pagan, by her pagan father.
She accepted on the condition of Eleusio's conversion. She would later be denounced as a Christian, arrested, tortured, and beheaded around the year 305. It was the time of the Roman Emperor Maximian.
The Catholic saints are the group of people recognized by the Church as saints or blessed on a specific date. The Roman Martyrology is the document that names and distributes in the calendar the almost 7,000 saints and blessed recognized by the Church.
The saints and saints are prominent men and women in the various religious traditions for their special relationships with the divinities or for a particular ethical elevation. While the consideration of blessed constitutes the third step on the path to canonization.
Today's saints day, February 16, also celebrates the following saint's days:
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