Florists / Dorothy of Caesarea, d. 311,
Feast Day: February 6
Her name means “gift of God.” Dorothy was a young Christian girl living in what is now Turkey. As she was being led away to her martyrdom, a lawyer in the jeering crowd mocked her by asking her to send him some flowers and fruits from the heavenly garden to which she was going. After her death, a child came by his house with Dorothy’s veil. Wrapped in it were three apples and three roses; this was in the middle of winter. The lawyer immediately converted and suffered the same fate as Dorothy.
Other patronages: brewers, gardeners, midwives; brides, newlyweds