Anatolia, St

Anatolia, St.

was a Roman virgin, espoused to a young Roman named Aurelian; but when her sister Victoria had taken the resolution to forsake her suitor and embrace the virgin state, Anatolia determined to do so likewise. The emperor Decius permitted their lovers to use any means to force their consent to their marriage, but in vain, and they were in the end put to death. The festival of Anatolia is marked in the Roman Church on July 9. See Baillet, July 9;

 
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