Unique Female Saint Names – Clelia, Kateri, Rosalia, Sabina
|February 19, 2009|
Here’s the fourth post of my five-post series on interesting female saint names…
- St. Clelia Barbieri, Italian, 1847-1880. Feast day: July 13.
- Bl. Kateri Tekakwitham, Mohawk, 1656–1680. Kateri is a Mohawk rendering of the name Catherine. Feast day: July 14.
- St. Kinga, Polish, 1224-1292. Also known as Cunegunda and Kunigunda, she is the patroness of Poland and Lithuania. Feast day: July 24.
- Sts. Lucilla, both Roman, both 3th century. Feast days: July 29 and August 25.
- St. Seraphina, unknown location, 5th century. Feast day: July 29.
- St. Serena, Roman, 3rd century. Likely a legendary saint. Feast day: August 16.
- St. Sabina, Roman, 2nd century. One of her slaves was St. Serapia, who was on yesterday’s list. Feast day: August 29.
- St. Ammia, Anatolian, 3rd century. Feast day: August 31.
- St. Verena, Egyptian (but associated with Switzerland), 3rd century. Feast day: September 1.
- St. Rosalia, Italian, 1130-1166. In Palermo, a festino is held every July 15th in her honor. Feast day: September 4.
- St. Melitina, Greek, 2nd century. Feast day: September 15.
- Sts. Aurelia, one possibly Italian, unknown century, the other Austrian, 11th century. Feast days: September 25 and October 15.