Barbara, St

Barbara, St.

whose day is observed in the Greek and Roman churches December 4th, is said to have suffered martyrdom at Heliopolis, Egypt, under Galerius, A.D. 306 (Assemani, Bibl. Orient. 1:63). Another account makes the place Nicomedia, the time A.D. 235, and says that after her conversion she exhorted her father to be converted, but he accused her and put her to death with torture. — A. Butler, Lives of Saints, Dec. 4.

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