April 16 – Agapia, Chionia, and Irene; Bernadette of Lourdes

Agapia, Chionia & Irene (d. 304) are virgin-sister-martyrs whose story starts at their trial before the emperor Diocletian, who urged them to renounce Christ and marry three courtiers to be named later. “Uh, no,” they said, adding that idols were made by human hands, they were betrothed to Christ, and the like. He sent them… Continue reading April 16 – Agapia, Chionia, and Irene; Bernadette of Lourdes