Feast Day of St. Pelagia of Atioch
Today we recognize the saint of the day, St. Pelagia. St. Pelagia was a Roman martyred virgin. She was a disciple of St. Lucian of Antioch and was fifteen when Roman soldiers came to her house to arrest her for being a Christian. Rather than be arrested and risk losing her virginity, she hurled herself from the roof and died. She was greatly praised by St. John Chrysostom, and her name is included in the Eucharistic Prayer in the Ambrosian Mass.
St. Pelagia, pray for us.