Basic Information
Name

Dorothea of Caesarea

Feast Day

February 6

Short Bio

Little is known of this consecrated virgin in Caesarea, Cappadocia, except that she was captured, tortured and executed during Emperor Diocletian’s persecution. During her interrogation, a young lawyer mockingly asked her to “send me some fruits from your bridegroom’s garden”. As she knelt for the blade, an Angel appeared whom she sent to Theophilus with the news that they would soon meet in Heaven. The Angel brought him his requested basket of fruit. Theophilus was executed for his immediate conversion.

Died

311 AD

Patron of

brides, florists, gardeners, midwives, newlyweds, brewers

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Personal
Lived in

Caesarea, Cappadocia (Turkey)

Gender

Women

Form of Passing

Martyr

Roles

Virgin, Martyr

Century

4th Century

Family & Relationships
Siblings

2 sisters

Details & Interests
Name Variations

Dorothy, Dora,

Name Meaning

gift of God (Greek)

Canonization Status
Canonization

Pre-Congregation Canonization