St. Marcella (Patron of Noblewomen)

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Patron Saint: Noblewomen

Memorial: January 31st

Born: 325 AD in Rome

Died: 410 in Rome

Why she is venerated by the Holy Roman Catholic Church:

A very wealthy Roman noblewomen who gave her entire treasure to the poor

Spent most of her life visiting the Shrines of the Martyrs of Christ with a group of Roman noble women who had also Converted to Jesus Christ

Died during the sacking of Rome by the Goths. She was tortured to death because they believed she had some hidden treasure she hadn’t given to the poor. They were wrong.