St. Barbara (4th century) was brought up as a heathen. Her father, Dioscorus, kept her secluded in a tower, where she dedicated herself to prayer and study and received baptism in secret by a priest. Angered by her conversion, her father turned her over to the civil tribunal. She was tortured and beheaded by her father’s own hand. She is a patron of the U.S. Army Field Artillery. One of her symbols is a peacock feather, which is the basis for this 12" x 12" block.
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