The Life of St Susanna by Mark Sukhija

Susanna was born in Dalmatia to a noble Roman family. Susanna was the daughter of the priest Gabinius and niece of pope Caius, both cousins of the emporer Diocleziano. Along with here father and uncle, Susanna converted to Christianity and consecrated herself to God, offering him her chastity.

Dicoletian promised Susanna to his adapted son, Galerius Massimianus, in an effort to bind him more closely to himself. Serena, Diocletians wife, encourage Susanna in her holy purpose of virginity as she had secretly converted to Christianity.

Diocletian ordered the holy virgin to worship the idol of Jupiter and, when she refused, had her beheaded in her own home.

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Mark Sukhija is a travel and wine blogger, photographer, tourism researcher, hat-touting, white-shirt-wearing, New Zealand fantatic and eclipse chaser. Aside from at least annual visits to New Zealand, Mark has seen eclipses in South Australia (2002), Libya (2006), China (2009) and Queensland (2012). After twelve years in Switzerland, Mark moved back to London in 2012. You can follow Mark on Twitter or Facebook