Catholic Encyclopedia: St. Barbara
Legendary virgin and martyr, first mentioned in the early seventh century. Alleged to have died in the third or fourth century, but date is uncertain and place of martyrdom varies.
Catholic Online: St. Barbara
Retelling of the pious legend about her.
Illustrated profile. In 1969, Barbara was removed from the Roman calendar, and her cult suppressed, because of the unreliability of the early evidence for her.
A Day to Honor Saint Barbara
By Jonathan Young. Says her "mythic tale is a variation on the Rapunzel motif." Originally published in the Santa Barbara News-Press.
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of Australia: St Barbara
Traditional account of her life and martyrdom.
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