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St. Cyriaca

Often transliterated KYRIAKE; English/French DOMINIQUE; Latin DOMINICA
III/IV Century
A martyr under Diocletian, Kyriake (reposed c. 303) is thought to have been the daughter of a Christian couple, Dorotheos and Eusebia, living in Campagna. When she refused to marry, a rejected suitor denounced her and her parents. They were exiled to Melitene, where they died. Kyriake was tortured and eventually beheaded. Some people use her Latin name, Dominica.

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