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St. Fina

St. Fina (also known as Seraphina) was born in San Gimignano, Italy, in 1238 and died there in 1253. She took a vow of chastity, but never became a nun and lived at home under obedience to the Benedictines. She patiently suffered constant, repulsive diseases, as she lay ill, she worked many miracles, e.g. she restored a choirboy's sight. In a vision, Pope Saint       Gregory the Great warned her of her approaching death at the age of 15. At her passing, all the bells of the town spontaneously began to ring, her room was  found full of flowers. Her dead hand cured her nurse of a serious disease.
        Fina is the patron saint of at San Gimignano.
See: Domenico Ghirlandaio The Funeral of St. Fina.
Benozzo Gozzoli.St. Fina.
 

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