ST. REGINA – Patron of Against Poverty
Virgin Martyr and Saint of the Catholic Church, she was born to Pagan parents. Her mother, Clement, died during childbirth. Regina converted to Christianity and was kicked out of her family house by her father. She tended sheep and Communed with God while living with the Christian nurse who baptized her. Although she was engaged to Olybrius, she refused to renounce her faith and was imprisoned, tortured, and beheaded.
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Patronage: Impoverishment, Shepherdesses, Torture victims
Feast Day: September 7
Memorial Day Sept 7