St Dorothy Healing Oil (Patron for Love)
St Dorothy Patron Love of Caesarea (Dorothea, Dora; often just called Saint Dorothy, died ca. 311 AD) a 4th-century virgin martyr who executed at Caesarea Mazaca. Evidence for her actual historical existence or acta very sparse. She called a martyr of the late Diocletianic Persecution, although her death occurred after the resignation of Diocletian himself.
Dorothea and her companion, Theophilus, mentioned in the Roman Martyrology as martyrs of Caesarea in Cappadocia. A feast on 6 February. She officially recognized as a virgin martyr. However, since only those feast of saints should be extended to the universal church which commemorate saints who truly of universal significance, her feast no longer included in the General Roman Calendar, but in some regional calendars.
The earliest record that mentions Dorothea found in the Martyrologium Hieronymianum. This first record contains only three basic facts: the day of martyrdom, the place where it occurred, and her name and that of Theophilus.
Virgin and martyr, Dorothea of Caesarea persecuted during the persecution of Diocletian, 6 February, 311, at Caesarea in Cappadocia. She brought before the prefect Sapricius, tried, tortured, and sentenced to death. On her way to the place of execution the pagan lawyer Theophilus said to her in mockery: “Bride of Christ, send me some fruits from your bridegroom’s garden.” Before she executed, she sent him, by a six-year-old boy, her headdress which found to be filled with a heavenly fragrance of roses and fruits.
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