ST. REGINA, CALLED IN FRENCH, ST. REINE, V. M.
AFTER undergoing many cruel torments, she was
beheaded for the faith at Aliza, formerly a large town called Alexia,
famous for the siege which Cæsar laid to it, now a small
village in the diocess of Autun in Burgundy. Her martyrdom happened
in the persecution of Decius, in 251, or under Maximian Herculeus in
286, as some Martyrologies mention. She is honored in many ancient
Martyrologies. Her relics are kept with great devotion in the
neighboring abbey of Flavigni, a league distant, whither they were
translated in 864, and where they have been rendered famous by
miracles and pilgrimages, of which a history is published by two
monks of that abbey. See Lubin, Not. in Martyr. Rom. p. 41, Sussaye,
Martyr. Gallic. Suysken, the Bollandist, t. 3, Sept. p. 24 ad 43.