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Women attending male saints:

This side-chapel is dedicated to women who appear as attendants or friends of male martyrs. Some of them are martyrs themselves and therefore have a place in the main hall of the Crypt; those who are not have their place here.

We observe, however, that even the martyr-attendants tend to be overlooked; their fame is often overshadowed by that of their male partners. It was a favourite pastime of medieval theologians to determine the ranks of angels and saints in heaven, i.e., to project the structure of a royal court onto the heavenly kingdom. Women, as persons of lesser legal status, occupied the lower ranks, particularly if they were not virgins anymore.

  1. Abraham of Kiduna, uncle of St. Maria the Penitent, who rescued her from a brothel
    (This is a quick passage to the Hall of Sensuous Saints.)
  2. Aciclus of Córdoba, brother of St. Victoria, killed together with her
    (This is a quick passage to the main hall of the Crypt.)
  3. Antonius of Egypt, who suffered for his faith in a rather special way
    (last change: 2015-09-16)
  4. Blasius of Sebaste, the mother of the suffocating child, and other followers
    (last change: 2008-07-26)
  5. Cyriacus of Jerusalem, and his mother
    (last change: 2012-11-30)
  6. Chrysanthius, husband of St. Daria, buried alive together with her
    (This is a quick passage to the main hall of the Crypt.)
  7. Eustachius (Eustace), husband of St. Theopista, martyred together with her and their children
    (This is a quick passage to the main hall of the Crypt.)
  8. Faustinus and Simplicius, brothers of St. Beatrix, who preceded her in martyrdom
    (This is a quick passage to the main hall of the Crypt.)
  9. Felix, husband of St. Regula, killed together with her
    (This is a quick passage to the main hall of the Crypt.)
  10. Galacteon, teacher and husband of St. Episteme, killed together with her
    (This is a quick passage to the main hall of the Crypt.)
  11. Giorgios (George), rescuer and husband of Princess Sabra …
    (This is a chute that takes you quickly down to the lowermost floor of the Crypt. Note that you cannot come back by this way; you will have to climb the stairs.)
    … and proselytor of Queen Alexandra
    (This is a quick passage to the main hall of the Crypt.)
  12. Halvard and his passenger (last change: 2008-07-26)
  13. Placidus of Messina, brother of St. Flavia, killed together with her
    (This is a quick passage to the main hall of the Crypt.)
  14. Timotheus (Timothy), husband of St. Maura, crucified together with her
    (This is a quick passage to the main hall of the Crypt.)
  15. Verissimus of Lisbon, brother of Sts. Julia and Maxima, killed together with them
    (This is a quick passage to the main hall of the Crypt.)
  16. Vincentius of Avila, brother of St. Christeta and St. Sabina, crucified and buried alive together with them
    (This is a quick passage to the main hall of the Crypt.)
  17. Vitalis of Milan, husband of St. Valeria,
    (This is a quick passage to the main hall of the Crypt.)
  18. Vitus and his nurse St. Crescentia
    (This is a quick passage to the main hall of the Crypt.)
  19. Zenobios, brother of St. Zenobia, tortured together with her
    (This is a quick passage to the main hall of the Crypt.)