Cyriaca

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Saint Cyriaca
Martyr
BornRome, Roman Empire
Died249
Honored in
Roman Catholic Church, Eastern Orthodox Church[1]
CanonizedPre-congregation
Major shrineSanta Maria in Domnica, Rome, Italy
Feast21 August Roman Catholic
19 May Eastern Orthodox[1]
 
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Saint Cyriaca
Martyr
BornRome, Roman Empire
Died249
Honored in
Roman Catholic Church, Eastern Orthodox Church[1]
CanonizedPre-congregation
Major shrineSanta Maria in Domnica, Rome, Italy
Feast21 August Roman Catholic
19 May Eastern Orthodox[1]

Cyriaca, also known as Dominica, was a Roman widow, and patroness to St. Lawrence, and eventually suffered martyrdom. St. Lawrence, used her home in Rome, to give food to the poor. Cyriaca suffered martyrdom, through flagellation.[2]

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  1. ^ a b (Greek) Ἡ Ἁγία Κυριακὴ ἡ Μάρτυς καὶ οἱ σὺν αὐτῇ. 19 Μαΐου. ΜΕΓΑΣ ΣΥΝΑΞΑΡΙΣΤΗΣ.
  2. ^ St. Cyriaca Catholic Online