St. Sabina, Martyr, at Rome


Commemorated on August 29

St. Sabina was the widow of Valentinus and the daughter of Herod Metallarius. 

She lived in Rome and was converted to Christianity by her female slave, Serapia. 

In 126, Serapia was put to death for her faith and later, in the same year, Sabina suffered martyrdom.

In 430, Sabina’s relics were brought to the Aventine in Rome, where a basilica was built in her honor.

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