Saint Dorothea of Caesarea, Saint Dora, Santa Dorotea; not to be confused with Dorothy of Alexandria
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Saint Dorothy’s devotion to God was the reason for her martyrdom during Diocletian Rome, when Christian persecution was rampant.
The Order of the Sisters of Dorothy is a religious order of women named after her and is still active today.
Saint Dorothy (Dorothea, Dora; Italian: Santa Dorotea, Spanish: Santa Dorotea; died ca. 311) is a 4th century virgin martyr who was executed at Caesarea Mazaca. Evidence for her actual historical existence or acta is very sparse. She is called a martyr of the Diocletianic Persecution, although her death occurred after the resignation of Diocletian himself. She should not be confused with another 4th century saint, Dorothea of Alexandria.
She and Theophilus are mentioned in the Roman Martyrology as martyrs of Caesarea in Cappadocia, with a feast day on 6 February. She is thus officially recognized as a saint, but because there is scarcely any non-legendary knowledge about her, she is no longer (since 1969) included in the General Roman Calendar.