14. St. Reparata.
by James C. Christensen
7 x 5.5


One of the patron saints of Florence, Reparata was a child of noble birth who lived in Caesarea in Palestine. She was martyred during the persecutions of the emperor Decius. Legend relates that, after being tortured, she was killed by a stroke of the sword. As she died, her soul was seen rising to heaven in the form of a dove. She is often represented with her spirit, in the form of a dove, flying from her mouth.





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