St. Christina, born in Tuscany, at the age of ten took away the silver idols in her father's house and broke them up. On this account she was delivered to the persecutors, tied to a post and pierced with arrows. She thus added to the merit of her virginity that of Christian fortitude (Collect).
This was under Diocletian towards A.D. 300.
Me exspectaverunt peccatores, ut perderent me: testimonia tua, Domine, intellexi: omnis consummationis vidi finem: latum mandatum tuum nimis. * Beati immaculati in via: qui ambulant in lege Domini.
The wicked have waited for me to destroy me: but I have understood Thy testimonies, O Lord: I have seen an end of all perfection: The commandment is exceeding broad. * Blessed are the undefiled in the way: who walk in the law of the Lord.
(Psalm 118:95-96,1 from the Introit of Mass)
May blessed Christina Thy virgin and martyr, we beseech Thee, O Lord, implore for us Thy forgiveness; for she was ever pleasing unto Thee, both by the merit of her chastity, and by her confession of Thy power.