St. Venetia?

The woman who touched Christ’s hem and was healed of the issue of blood that had lasted twelve years (Mt. 9:20-22; Lk. 8:43-48) was traditionally called “St. Veneca” or “St. Venetia” in the West. She was particularly venerated at Bois Guillaume near Rouen, France; and at Valenciennes, France.

I don’t think this has any bearing on the Heyer heroine, though it might be relevant for Heyer fans naming their kids!



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2 responses to “St. Venetia?

  1. Georgiana

    I like Heyer’s Venetia, but I had no idea she could have been named after a person in the Bible. I always thought her name is Latin for Venice, or something like that. Thank you for the info.

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