ST. SERAPHINA – Patron of Handicapped/Disabled
When Fina was a child she was struck with a painful paralysis, following the death of her parents. She found comfort in her faith, and people were fascinated with how she offered hope despite her sufferings. An admirer of St. Gregory the Great, she passed away on his feast day. White Violets bloomed from the pallet she died on. The violets were known as “the Saint Fina Violets.”
b.1238, San Gimignano, Italy- d.3/12/1253, San Gimignano, Italy
Patronage: Physically challenged people, Spinners.
Feast Day: March 12
Memorial Day Mar 12