Patron Saint of Single Lay Women
parents were zealous Roman Christians who were persecuted for their
faith. Saint Vivian's father was branded on the face with a hot iron
and banished, dying from his wounds a few days later. Saint Vivian's mother was beheaded, leaving Saint Vivian an orphan.
The court sent Saint
Vivian to live in a house of ill repute, but when Saint Vivian refused to earn her keep in
sinful ways, the judge ordered Saint Vivian
to be tied to a pillar and beaten with a lead whip until she died.
body was left to the dogs for disposal, but the dogs refused to touch her,
so after two days, under cover of night, a priest buried Saint Vivian about the year 361.
feast day is December 2.
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