St. Felicissima, Virgin Martyr, along with St. Gracilian


Commemorated on August 12

St. Gracilian was a Christian from Faleria in Tuscany, Italy.  Imprisoned for his faith in Christ, and known for healings, a widow brought her daughter – blind from birth – to visit him.  The young maiden, Felicissima, had her sight miraculously restored by the prayers of St. Gracilian, and was baptized at that same moment to Christianity.

In 304, for their faith in Christ, both St. Gracilian and Felicissima were beheaded.

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