Saint Barbara, thou noble bride…

…To thee my body I confide
As well in life as at life’s end.
Come, aid me when I breathe my last,
That I may, ere here all is past,
Receive the Blessed Sacrament!

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Cranach, Martyrdom of St. Barbara

excerpt, Ballad of St. Barbara by GK Chesterton:

Barbara the beautiful
Had praise of tongue and pen:
Her hair was like a summer night
Dark and desired of men.

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  • Kevin

    The Louisiana State Memorial on the grounds of the Gettysburg National Monument depicts St. Barbara. See the photos and descriptions at the link http://www.gettysburgdaily.com/?p=194