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marinaShe flourished in Bithynia in the eighth century, and served God under the habit of a monk, with extraordinary fervour. Her wonderful humility, meekness, and patience are celebrated in the lives of the fathers of the desert. She died about the middle of the eighth century. Her relics were translated from Constantinople to Venice in 1230, and are venerated there in a church which bears her name. She is also titular saint of a parish church in Paris, which is mentioned by the celebrated William of Paris, in 1228. In it is preserved a portion of her relics, brought from Venice. St Marina is commemorated in the Roman Martyrology and in the New Paris Breviary on June 18; and the feast of the translation of her relics is kept at Venice on July 17. – Catholic Online

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