|Saint Reparata, Virgin and
Martyr - Died in the 3rd Century
From the 7th through the 13th centuries St. Reparata was the primary patron saint of Florence, until the city took the Virgin Mary and St. John the Baptist as its chief protectors. The legend in the city was that St. Reparata was martyred under Decius in the third century in Caesarea in Cappadocia.
St. Reparata's attributes are a crown and a martyr's palm, though in one famous sculpture from the old Duomo in Florence she carries a vase instead.
Feast day: October 8
At left, 14th century statue from Florence
Daddi's painting of St. Reparata's trial