Saint Barbara - Virgin and Martyr (235).
Saint Barbara was brought up by a pagan father. With the intention of protecting her beauty, he kept her jealously secluded in a lonely but very luxurious tower. In her forced solitude, this very gifted young girl undertook to study religion, and soon saw clearly all the vices and absurdities of paganism.Her father denounced her conversion to the civil tribunal, and Barbara was horribly tortured twice, and finally beheaded.
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