The legend of sainte Réparate

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Réparate's martyrdom: molten pitch - ©Finoskov / CC-BY-SA Réparate's martyrdom: molten pitch - ©Finoskov / CC-BY-SA
Sainte-Réparate cathedral in Nice Cathedral Martyr Legend

Let’s talk about Réparate! She was born in Caesarea in Palestine and died at 15 years old after her martyr in 250. Tortured then decapitated, her executioner put her body in a barque that he put on the Mediterranean sea. Whatever will be will be!

The skiff travelled a lot, then arrived near Nice coast, by a fine summer evening! Fishermen found the little boat, with 2 angels by its side: they named the famous Baie des Anges ("Angels' Bay") after Réparate...

In short, they brought the barque on the sand: inside, they discovered a young girl, who was asleep... Réparate! She was dead, in fact, so they decided to bury her in a decent place and named her patron saint of Nice!

We see Réparate in a 17th century painting, above the altar: on the right side, we have Nice castle and the city as they were at that time!

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