Seraphina (Fina), St.

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Virgin; b. San Gimignano, Tuscany, 1238; d. there, March 12, 1253. She led a religious life in her parental home and was an example of piety, charity, mortification, and patience during a long serious illness. She was buried in the village church of San Gimignano.

Feast: Mar. 12.

Bibliography: g. coppi, La historica vita e morte di s. F. di S. Gimignano (Florence 1575). Acta Sanctorum March 2:231238. Bibliotheca hagiographica latina antiquae et mediae aetatis (Brussels 18981901) 1:2978. j. l. baudot and l. chaussin, Vies des saints et des bienheureux selon l'ordre du calendrier avec l'historique des fêtes (Paris 193556) 3:279280. j. baur, Lexikon für Theologie und Kirche, ed. j. hofer and k. rahner (Freiburg 195765) 4:132.

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