July 7 – Kyriake; Pope Benedict XI

Kyriake of Nicomedia (d. 289) was born on a Sunday (her name means “Sunday”) to aging, godly, wealthy, barren parents in answer to their unceasing prayers. As is so often the case in these stories, she grew up devout and beautiful, wishing to dedicate her life to God, but was plagued with wealthy suitors, eager… Continue reading July 7 – Kyriake; Pope Benedict XI