Beatrix or Beatrice, St

Beatrix Or Beatrice, St.

sister of Simplicius and Faustinus, who were beheaded in 303, and their bodies thrown into the Tiber. Beatrix rescued the bodies from the water and buried them, for which she was condemned; but for seven months she escaped the fury of her persecutors. She was eventually arrested and strangled in prison. The Roman Church honors these martyrs on the 29th of July. — Landon, Eccl. Dict. 2, 105; Butler, Lives of Saints, July 29.

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