Commemorated on February 10
The Holy Virgin Martyrs Ennatha, Valentina and Paula suffered in the
year 308 under the emperor Maximian II Galerius (305-311). Saint Ennatha
came from the city of Gaza (in the south of Palestine), Saint Valentina
was a native of Palestinian Caesarea, and Saint Paula was from the
region of Caesarea.
Saint Ennatha was the first to be brought to
trial before the governor Firmilian, bravely declaring herself a
Christian. They beat her, and then they suspended her from a pillar and
Saint Valentina, accused of not worshipping the
gods, was led to a pagan temple to offer sacrifice, but she bravely
hurled a stone at the sacrifice and turned her back on it. They beat her
mercilessly and sentenced her to be beheaded along with Saint Ennatha.
Virgin Martyr Valentina
of all, Saint Paula was brought, and they subjected her to many
torments. With the help of God, however, she endured them with great
patience and courage. Before her death Paula gave thanks to the Lord for
strengthening her. Bowing to the Christians present, she bent her neck
beneath the sword.
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