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The Great Cloud of Witnesses

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Sts. Ruma and Areta

Ruma and Areta were the princess and prince of the city of Nagrana (modern Najran, Saudi Arabia).  They and their children as well as 342 priests, religious and lay people were martyred together by order of Dhu Nuwas, king of the Omeritani, who had converted to Judaism and demanded that everyone in his kingdom do so as well. Some were beheaded. Others were buried alive in 523 at Nagrana....
Fr. Lawrence Jagdfeld, O.F.M. 794
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