Saint Olivia

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According to a pious legend, St. Olivia was described as a ravishing beauty of 13 years when Saracens captured her at Palermo, Sicily in the 9th century. She was deported to Tunis where she began to perform miracles and convert Muslims to Christianity.

Wishing to get rid of her, but fearing her power, her captors abandoned her in a forest, giving her to the beasts. Some hunters found her and took her themselves as a slave, but she converted them to the Faith. Exasperated Muslim authorities arrested, tortured, and beheaded her. At the moment of her death, her soul was seen to fly to heaven in the form of a dove.

She has been honoured in Carthage and Palermo, and was held in great esteem by Christians and Muslims. The mosque of Tunis is called the Mosque of Olivia, and Tunisian Muslims say that who speaks ill of her is always punished by God.

St. Olivia is considered a Patron Saint of Music and Palermo, Italy.

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  1. St. Olivia please help my son get to the academy and recruitment and help him to endure and conquer the training, bless and protect us Amen

  2. Please pray for my son and his future wife. Also pray for this world and the end of the hatred the Muslims show to all other faiths and the extremist in their midst that have a terror-hold on the world and the killing of thousands of christians at their hands.

  3. St. Olivia through your intercession, may God grant freedom to the innocent girls abducted by the Bokoharam insurgents.

  4. St. Olivia , please intercede for the quick release of the abducted Chibok school girls in Nigeria and for conversion of boko haram insurgents .

  5. St. Olivia please intercede so that my children, will have good health, employment, faith, family and love to all humans.. may you guide them in the right path.. protect them at all times.. may my marriage grow stronger every day..
    amen

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