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Oil Dedicated to St Emerentiana (Patron against Abdominal Pains)

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Oil Dedicated to St Emerentiana  (Patron against Abdominal Pains) from A Blessed Call To Love, Ireland.

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Oil Dedicated to St Emerentiana (Patron against Abdominal Pains)

St Emerentiana  (Patron against Abdominal Pains) from A Blessed Call To Love, Ireland.

Saint Emerentiana was a Roman martyr, who lived around the start of the 4th century. Her feast day is January 23

According to the legend of St. Agnes, Emerentiana was her foster-sister.  St. Agnes was a rich Roman heiress who was martyred after refusing her engagement due to her Christian religion. Emerentiana’s mother was the wet nurse and nanny of Saint Agnes.

A few days after Agnes’ death, Emerentiana, who was a catechumen still learning about Christianity before being officially baptized, went to the tomb to pray and was suddenly attacked by the pagans, stoned to death by the crowd.

Her feast day is January 23. She represented as a young girl who either has stones in her lap and lilies in her hand,or as stoned to death by a mob. Her tomb is in the church of Sant’Agnese fuori le mura in Rome. An altar dedicated to her with a marble relief by Ercole Ferrata depicting her martyrdom is in Sant’Agnese in Agone.

St. Emerentiana was a Roman martyr, who lived in the third century.

Emerentiana’s mother the wet nurse and nanny of Saint Agnes, a rich Roman heiress who martyred after refusing her engagement due to her Christian religion.

Emerentiana herself a catechumen, still learning about Christianity before officially baptized.

A few days after Agnes’ death, Emerentiana caught praying by her tomb. Upset upon the death of her best friend and foster sister, she claimed that she was a Christian as well and belittled the pagans who had killed Agnes. For her dedication to Christ, she  stoned to death by the crowd.

In iconography, she usually represented as a young girl who either has stones in her lap and lilies in her hand.

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