Sunday, October 14, 2012

St Lucilla

St Lucilla
50x50 cm
Giclée print on canvas

model: Medea Teixeira

Saint Lucilla was the daughter of Nemesius, a deacon.Lucilla was blind from her birth, and was taken by her father to be cured and baptized by St. Stephen, the Bishop of Rome. Many others were converted and baptized on account of the miracle. Learning of this deed, Emperor Valerian ordered Nemesius to be imprisoned and Lucilla to be given to a wicked woman, named Maxima. However, after a few days, Nemesius and Lucilla were taken without trial to the temple of Mars in the Via Appia in Rome, and there Lucilla's throat was cut, before her father's eyes.

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