MARTYRDOM OF CRISPINA
Crispina was a high-class African wife and the mother of several children
beheaded for the Faith in 304.)
Anullinus said: "If you refuse to worship our gods, I shall order your
head cut off."
should be very happy to lose my head for the sake of my God," replied
Crispina, "for I refuse to sacrifice to these silly, deaf and dumb
God, who is now and will be forever, ordered my birth. He gave me salvation
through the saving waters of baptism. He is at my side, helping me and
strengthening me in everything so that I will not commit sacrilege."
read the sentence from a tablet: "Seeing that Crispina has persisted in
scandalous superstition and refuses to sacrifice to our gods, I order
her executed with the sword."
replied: "I bless God who has so chosen to free me from your hands.
Thanks be to God!"
the sign of the cross on her forehead and stretching out her neck, she was
beheaded for the name of the Lord Jesus Christ.