Location on North Colonnade

22. St. Theodosia
The 140 Saints of the Colonnade

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St. Theodosia of Tyre
Born - 290
Died - 307

Statue Installed - c 1666
Part of a group of 24 installed between September 1662 and March 1667

Sculptor - Andrea Baratta
He received payments from July to December 1666

Height - 3.1 m. (10ft 4in) travertine
Represented without attributes, her right hand is raised toward the Vatican Basilica, and her left supports the folds of a wide cloak.

According to Eusebius, she was a seventeen year old girl who sought to be executed as a martyr to Chrisitanity at Caesarea in 307 AD. 

Perhaps because of her intentional seeking of martyrdom, she was removed from the Roman Martyrology 2001.

Saints on North Colonnade
Above the Entrance

23. Ephraim
22. Theodosia

Alexander VII
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Saints on North Colonnade
Around the Entrance
Alexander VII Coat of Arms

27. Fabiola
26. Febronia
25. Mark-Evangelist
24. Mary of Egypt
23. Ephraim
22. Theodosia
21. Macrina
20. Dominic


Roma Sacra - San Pietro in Vaticano, Itineraries 21-22, ©Fabbrica of St. Peter's, July 2001
Le Statue Berniniani del Colonnato di San Pietro by Valentino Martinelli ©1987 by de Luca Editore


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