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St. Balbina

The story of Balbina is introduced in the legendary Acts of Sts. Alexander and Balbina, where it is said that she was the daughter of Quirinus, a Tribune in the Roman Army. Usuardus speaks of her in his martyrology; his account of St. Balbina rests on the record of the martyrdom of St. Alexander. Legend has it that Pope Alexander I healed the daughter of Quirinius of a goiter by telling her to...
Fr. Lawrence Jagdfeld, O.F.M. 137
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