May 28 – Heliconis of Thessalonica; Margaret of Salisbury

Heliconis of Thessalonica (d. 244) moved from her hometown of Thessalonica to Corinth just in time to get caught up in the persecution of Christians. No shrinking violet (or local equivalent), she exhorted pagans to abandon their unhearing, unseeing, etc., idols and convert to Christianity. Predictably, she was arrested, and soon stood before Governor Perinus,… Continue reading May 28 – Heliconis of Thessalonica; Margaret of Salisbury