Oil Dedicated to St Regina 2 (Patron for Torture Victims)
St Regina 2 (Patron for Torture Victims) from A Blessed Call To Love, Ireland.
Saint Regina, also known as Saint Regina of Alesia, is revered as the patron saint for torture victims. Her life story is one of great courage and unwavering faith in the face of extreme persecution. Born in the 3rd century in Alesia, a Roman city in what is now modern-day France, Regina’s unwavering devotion to her Christian faith would ultimately lead to her martyrdom.
Regina known for her exceptional beauty, intelligence, and devoutness. She raised in a Christian family and was deeply committed to her faith from an early age. However, during the reign of Emperor Decius, a fierce persecutor of Christians, Regina’s steadfast belief would put her in grave danger.
According to legend, Regina miraculously survived various forms of torture, including stretched on a rack, burned, and immersed in boiling water, but she never wavered in her commitment to Christ. Her remarkable resilience and unwavering faith astounded her tormentors, who eventually sentenced her to death.
Regina martyred in the year 286, when she beheaded for refusing to denounce her Christian faith. Her courageous stand and refusal to renounce her beliefs inspired many others to remain steadfast in their faith, even in the face of persecution.
Today, St. Regina venerated as the patron saint for torture victims. Offering solace and intercession to those who have suffered physical or psychological torment. Her life serves as a reminder of the strength and courage that can found in unwavering faith, and her example continues to inspire and provide hope to countless individuals enduring difficult circumstances.
St. Regina’s feast day celebrated on September 7th. And her memory honored by those who seek her intercession for protection, strength, and healing. In the face of torture and persecution. Her life and martyrdom stand as a testament. To the enduring power of faith and the triumph of the human spirit.