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Saint Barbara Statue from Italy
with Free St. Peter Postcard and Rosary
St. Barbara statues, made in Italy, hand-painted, with free St. Peter Postcard and Free Luminous Rosary. Saint Barbara statue 10" tall. Wonderful Catholic gifts from Italy.
She was a beautiful maiden imprisoned in a high tower by her father Dioscorus for disobedience. While there, she was tutored by philosphers, orators and poets. From them she learned to think, and decided that polytheism was nonsense. With the help of Origen and Valentinian, she converted to Christianity.
Her father denounced her to the local authorities for her faith, and they ordered him to kill her. She escaped, but he caught her, drug her home by her hair, tortured her, and killed her. He was immediately struck by lightning, or according to some sources, fire from heaven.
Her imprisonment led to her association with towers, then the construction and maintenance of them, then to their military uses. The lightning that avenged her murder led to asking her protection against fire and lightning, and her patronage of firefighters, etc. Her association with things military and with death that falls from the sky led to her patronage of all things related to artillery, and her image graced powder magazines and arsenals for years. One of the Fourteen Holy Helpers.
Saint Barbara plaster statue, made in Italy, hand-painted, 10", comes with Free St. Peter Postcard and Free Luminous Rosary!!!