Sunday, August 18, 2019

Saint Bibiana Feast Day – 2 December – Saint of the Day

The Memorial of Saint Bibiana, Virgin and Martyr

Saint Bibiana, Virgin and Martyr is the Patron Saint of

1. Epilepsy
2. Epileptics
3. Hangovers
4. Headaches
5. Insanity
6. Mental illness
7. Mentally ill people
8. Single laywomen
9. Torture victims

Saint Bibiana Feast Day, Date of Birth, Country of Birth, Profession, Place of Work, Date of Death, Place of Death, Feast Day, Beatification Date, Canonization Date, Matrimony/Holy Orders, Married People who became Saints

Today’s Readings – Year B

Saint Bibiana, Virgin and Martyr brief life History

Date of Birth 4th century
Country of Birth Italy in Europe
Profession Strong Catholic Believer
Place of Work Rome, Italy
Date of Death 4th century
Place of Death Rome, Italy
Saint Bibiana Feast Day 2 December
Beatification By Pre-Congregation
Canonization By Pre-Congregation
Patron Saint of 1. Epilepsy
2. Epileptics
3. Hangovers
4. Headaches
5. Insanity
6. Mental illness
7. Mentally ill people
8. Single laywomen
9. Torture victims

Saint Bibiana Feast Day Short life History

Saint Bibiana is a Roman Virgin and Martyr. In the year 363, Emperor Julian made Apronianus Governor of Rome.

Bibiana suffered in the persecution started by him. She was the daughter of Christians, Flavian, a Roman knight, and Dafrosa, his wife.

Flavian was tortured and sent into exile, where he died of his wounds. Dafrosa was beheaded, and their two daughters, Bibiana and Demetria, were stripped of their possessions and left to suffer poverty.

However, they remained in their house, spending their time in fasting and prayer. Apronianus, seeing that hunger and want had no effect upon them, summoned them.

Demetria, after confessing her faith, fell dead at the feet of the tyrant. Bibiana was reserved for greater sufferings. She was placed in the hands of a wicked woman called Rufina, who in vain endeavored to seduce her. She used blows as well as persuasion, but the Christian virgin remained faithful.

Enraged at the constancy of this saintly virgin, Apronianus ordered her to be tied to a pillar and beaten with scourges, laden with lead plummets, until she died. The saint endured the torments with joy, and died under the blows inflicted by the hands of the executioner.

Her body was then put in the open air to be torn apart by wild animals, yet none would touch it. After two days she was buried by a priest named John near her mother and sister in her home, the house being later transformed into a church.

Today’s Saint Bibiana Feast Day Quote:

This Saint Bibiana (of the 4th century) should not be confused with Saint Vibiana (of the 3rd century), who is the patroness of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Los Angeles.

Saint Bibiana Feast Day
Saint Bibiana Feast Day