Saint Christina’s father was rich and powerful, but he didn’t believe in Jesus. He had some golden idols that he worshiped instead. When Christina became a Christian, she learned that idols were bad, so she broke them into pieces and gave the gold to the poor. Her father was really angry with her. He had her beaten with metal rods and thrown in a dungeon until she gave up her faith. Christina wouldn’t do it. Her father and the governor who took over after him tried to kill Christina through fire, drowning, poisonous snakes and more, but God kept protecting her. Finally, she was killed with arrows.
Here’s a tasty treat to celebrate Saint Christina’s faith.
Saint Christina’s Arrows*
*We developed this recipe because our youngest daughter is named Christine.
Saint Christina, pray for us!
More reading for parents:
History from Saint Christine Parish, Marshfield, MA
|Our youngest as St. Christina|