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Saint Tatiana

Saint Tatiana

Feast Day
Jan 12, 2013
<p>St. Tatiana was a Christian martyr in the 3<sup>rd</sup> century, in Rome during the reign of Emperor Alexander Severus.&nbsp; According to legend, she was the daughter of a Roman civil servant who was secretly Christian.&nbsp; He raised his daughter in the faith, and she became prominent in helping the early Church.&nbsp; This was dangerous in her time, and one day the jurist Ulpian, captured Tatiana and attempted to force her to make a sacrifice to Apollo.&nbsp; She prayed, and miraculously an earthquake destroyed the Apollo statue and part of the temple. &nbsp;</p> <p>Tatiana was then blinded, and beaten for two days, before being brought to a circus and thrown into the pit with a hungry lion.&nbsp; But the lion did not touch her, and instead, lay at her feet.&nbsp; This resulted in a death sentence being pronounced and after being tortured, Tatiana was beheaded with a sword on January 12 in 230, by the best of records. &nbsp;</p> <p>St. Tatiana is venerated as a saint from the early days of the Church, and her feast day is on January 12<sup>th</sup>.&nbsp; The miracles performed by St. Tatiana are said to have converted thousands upon thousands, and many converted to the faith immediately.&nbsp; She is the patron saint of students. &nbsp;</p> <p><span style="font-size: medium;"><strong>Practical Take Away</strong></span></p> <p>St. Tatiana was a saint martyred for the Faith in the early Church.&nbsp; Most of her life is known by the Martyrology, and information handed down through the generations.&nbsp; She was the daughter of a civil servant, who raised her in the faith.&nbsp; She was caught, and they attempted to kill her on two occasions, and after praying she was spared.&nbsp; They were so angry they sentenced her to be beheaded.&nbsp; Her death spurred many conversions to the faith.&nbsp; Her life is a powerful witness to us, from our early Church.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p>