6 / 7
St. Aquilina
This 3rd-century Palestinian virgin was martyred during the Diocletian persecutions at the tender age of 12. An imperial deputy ordered her death by piercing a hot rod between her ears and brain. After the young girl's lifeless body was thrown outside the city walls, an angel came to her and ordered her to rise again, but Aquilina wanted a martyr's death, so she returned to the deputy and in the end was beheaded.

© Public Domain