St. Crispina

St. Crispina was a mother and noblewoman from northern Africa who began to be persecuted after she refused to offer sacrifice to pagan gods. In an attempt to shame her into recanting her faith, the judge ordered her head to be shaven, but she remained steadfast. After continued failed attempts to get her to convert, the judge ordered her beheading and she was martyred. St. Augustine, who lived in the century following her martyrdom, preached about her example often.

Lifetime: 200s to 304
Region: Numidia (modern Algeria)
Patronages: None defined
Iconograpy: Shaved head; Holding crown; Wearing red
Feast Day: December 5

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