Barbara, martyr

Introduction

Barbara is alleged to have been killed in the persecution of Maximian (c303), but her existence is doubtful. Her Greek Acts were written in the 7th century and there is no trace of an ancient cult. The first known representation is an 8th century fresco at S. Maria Antiqua, Rome. Her symbol is a tower, representing the place where she was imprisoned by her by her father (ODS, 41).

Gender

Female

Territory or Ethnicity (broad)

Non-insular

Related Saints

Belongs to the group Barbara (ns) (certain)

Related Personal Names

Name

Barbara (certain)

Feast days

Day of Year

Dec 4

Notes

Suppressed in the Roman Calendar of 1969.