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Saint Theoclia

Claim to fame: Saint Theoclia is a 4th century martyr. She was the wife of Saint Justus. They were separated at Alexandria, and she was sent to Sa El Hagar. The governor of the city attempted to persuade her to renounce Christianity, but she refused. She was subsequently beaten until her flesh was torn, and then placed in prison. St Theoclia was eventually beheaded.

Fun Fact: An angel appeared to her in prison, comforted her and healed her wounds. Many Prisoners who witnessed this miracle became Christian and where also later martyred.