St. Sabina was born in the 1st century AD in Rome to Herod Metallarius. She was converted to Christianity by her Syrian slave, Serapia. During the Christian persecution in Rome by the Emperor, Serapia was murdered for her faith. After her death, Sabina took her remains and buried them in her family tomb. It is believed that Sabina was murdered for her faith about a month later. When questioned she said Christ is my God, I adore Him and serve Him; to Him alone I must sacrifice, Her humble confession of faith obtained for her the grace of martyrdom; she was beheaded and all her goods confiscated. She was later canonized as a saint and her feast day is on August 29. In 430, her relics were taken to Aventine Hill to a basilica on the site
O St. Sabina, you were in a time where Christianity was persecuted and ridiculed, but you still believed in God. Help us to be like you in these times, to not give up on God and to pray daily. We ask this through Christ our Lord, Amen !