• 06 Feb 20

Feb 6 - “St. Dorothy” © artwork by Brenda Nippert. Happy Feast Day St. Dorothy!

Saint Dorothy lived in the Third Century.  We don't know much about her, except that she was a Christian during the persecution when the emperor Diocletian had outlawed Christianity.  Dorothy refused to sacrifice to false Romans gods, so she was sent to be tortured and put to death.  People gathered beside the path that the prisoners were dragged along, to mock them and jeer at them.  A pagan lawyer named Theophilus, yelled out to Dorothy, making fun of her Christian beliefs by saying “Hey! Send me some fruit and flowers from the Heavenly garden when you get there.”  Later after Dorothy was put to death, the lawyer was approached by a small child who looked like an angel.  He gave Theophilus a basket of roses and apples, both of which were out of season and couldn't be bought at that time.  Theophilus was shocked and then became a Christian himself, Dorothy's gift was all the proof he needed.  Later Theophilus was also killed for being a Christian, but he didn't mind because he knew he would soon be joining Dorothy in Heaven’s Garden.

 

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