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Today, 19 December, is the feast of ...

* Nemesion, martyr at Alexandria (c. 250)

* Prothasia, martyr (c. 287)
- lived as a virgin near Senlis

* Darius, Zosimus, Paul, and Secundus, martyrs (c. 303)
- died in Nicaea

* Meuris and Thea (c. 305)
- martyrs in Gaza (although Thea survived the tortures and died later)

* Gregory, bishop of Auxerre (c. 530)

* Samthana (eighth century)
- abbess of Clonebrone in Longford

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Dr Carolyn Muessig
Department of Theology and Religious Studies
University of Bristol
Bristol BS8 1TB
UK
phone: +44(0)117-928-8168
fax: +44(0)117-929-7850
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