Oil Dedicated to St Quiteria (Virgin)
St Quiteria a second-century virgin martyr about whom nothing is certain except her name and her cult. She appears in the Roman Martyrology. But not in any other ancient calendars (such as the Martyrologium Hieronymianum). Quiteria may be derived from Kythere (or Kyteria, Kuteria), a title applied to the Phoenician goddess Astarte which meant “the red one”.
Her father wanted her to marry and renounce Christianity. Quiteria fled and her father’s men found her at Aire-sur-l’Adour, in Gascony. She beheaded on the spot. Her sister, Liberata. Also suffered the same fate in the forest of Montus and lies in a 14th-century sarcophagus in the fortified church of Saint Jean Baptiste in Mazéres.
He built a Chapel and kept her statue. Later many miracles held at Kuthenkuly so the people made a crown and decided to offer it to her. While the crown being taken to the church, an eagle took the crown and flew away, so the people were afraid. St. Quiteria came in the dream of Santhacruz and said “Santhacruz, wake up, go to the Church and get my Crown.
Immediately he went to the church and saw a broken piece of the crown but the other piece not there. He searched on the top of the palm tree where he found the other piece. Later the crown was fixed and offered to her statue. This is a legend that closely follows that of the Galician Saint Marina, who is said to have been one of nine sisters.