Patron Saints for January

Breastfeeding / Martina, d. 228, Feast Day: January 30

A Roman noblewoman who converted to Christianity after being orphaned, her remains were discovered in the seventeenth century. Martina was said to have been tortured for days, and when she was executed with a sword, milk flowed from her body instead of blood. A church was built for her in the Roman Forum.

Other patronages: Rome

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