St. Lydia Purpuraria

St. Lydia Purpuraria was a lay woman who worked in Thyatira. She dealt purple cloth, which was the most expensive type of cloth in the first century. She is the first known convert of St. Paul the Apostle. St. Lydia Purpuraria is patron saint of dyers.

Catholic Review

The Catholic Review is the official publication of the Archdiocese of Baltimore.