Pelagia of Antioch

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Saint Pelagia of Antioch is a virgin-martyr saint in the Church.  She lived in what is now the modern country of Turkey in the early fourth century.  When she was around fifteen years old, a group of soldiers came to arrest her for being a Christian.  When the soldiers attempted to sexually assault her, she jumped from her roof rather than face the dishonor it would bring her.  Her feast is held on 8 October
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Saint '''Pelagia of Antioch'' is a virgin-[[martyr]] [[saint]] in the Church.   
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==Life==
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She lived in what is now the modern country of Turkey in the early fourth century.  When she was around fifteen years old, a group of soldiers came to arrest her for being a Christian.  When the soldiers attempted to sexually assault her, she jumped from her roof rather than face the dishonor it would bring her.  Her feast is held on [[October 8]].
  
 
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Saint 'Pelagia of Antioch is a virgin-martyr saint in the Church.

Life

She lived in what is now the modern country of Turkey in the early fourth century. When she was around fifteen years old, a group of soldiers came to arrest her for being a Christian. When the soldiers attempted to sexually assault her, she jumped from her roof rather than face the dishonor it would bring her. Her feast is held on October 8.

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