December 2 – Saint Vibiana: Patron Saint of Torture Victims, single lay women, the Archdiocese of Los Angeles; and against Epilepsy, Headaches, Mental Illness and Hangovers

Saint Vibiana, Patron Saint of  Torture Victims (Feast Date: December 2)

Extract from Saint Bibiana: “Her parents, Saint Flavian of Acquapendente and Dafrosa of Acquapendente, were martyred in the persecution of Julian the Apostate, and Vivian and her sister Demetria were turned over to a woman named Rufina who tried to force her into prostitution. Upon her continued refusal, Vivian was imprisoned in a mad house, then flogged to death. A church was built over her grave, in the garden of which grew an herb that cured headache and epilepsy. This and her time spent with the mentally ill led to her areas of patronage.” See PICTURE of Saint Vivian.  Articles: .Saint Bibiana (Multilingual), Saint Vibiana (EN)Vida y milagros de Santa Bibiana,(SP), Santa Bibiana (Viviana) Martire (IT), Sainte Bibiane (FR), A PRAYER to Saint Vivian.

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 We, at the CTF/SOS DRS have prayed for the intercession of St. Viviana on behalf of those affected by the following catastrophes:

Black Site torture in Poland (June 2012) (Europe) See World Mission Rosary Intentions: July 2 – July 15, 2012.

Torture and Rape in Syria (April 2012) (Asia) See World Mission Rosary Intentions: April 23 – May 7, 2012.

Torture in Papua New Guinea (October, 2010) (Oceania)  See World Mission Rosary Intentions – October  25-November 7, 2010

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That the Lord in His Divine Mercy – through the intercession of the Blessed Virgin Mary – may build up His Kingdom,make these mysteries a reality in our lives, strengthen us in our common mission, and come to the aid of those for whom we pray.

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