ARTHELAIS (560 a.d.)
was the lovely daughter of the Pro-Consul. When she reached marriageable
age, the emperor, hearing of her great beauty, asked her father to give the
girl to him as a concubine.
help of her father, Arthelais fled with servants to Dalmatia. There they
were attacked by robbers, but Arthelais was released miraculously.
continued their journey to Benevenuto to the home of her uncle.
Arthelais, on arrival, made an act of thanksgiving by walking barefoot to
the Church of Our Lady. After her victorious escape, she devoted herself to
prayer and fasting. She died of fever at the age of sixteen.