Feastday St. Sabine: August the 29th
When did St. Sabine live: Second century
Biography of St. Sabine:
The Basilica of Saint Sabina at the Aventine in Rome was built between 422 a.D. and 432 a.D. on the site of the house of St. Sabine. Sabine was born into a noble family, she converted to Christianity and attended the catacombs. During a mass she was captured and around 126 AD she was beheaded in Rome or in Umbria. The legend tells that Sabine's slave Serapia exemplified the Christian faith to St. Sabine through her life. St. Sabine took Serapia's advise and so she liberated her servants from slavery and donated all her belongings to the poor.
Statues and sculptures of St. Sabine - portrayal, imagery and emblem: The sculptures represent St. Sabine with a palm and a book in her hand and a crown on her head.
Patronage St. Sabine: Patroness of housewives, of children who have difficulties to walk, protectress against the rain