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History of the Commune

The Roman from whom the village took its name was the daughter of an extremely illustrious family and the wife of an important lord called Valentine. Following the death of her husband, Sabine welcomed into her home a fine Christian man named Sérapie who, by his example and teachings, persuaded her to renounce Paganism and embrace the faith.

She became so devoted to Christ that when Sérapie was condemned to death, Sabine refused to leave him and accompanied him to his place of torture whereupon she gathered his relics, hoarding them preciously.
Several days later she herself was arrested and brought before the judge who reproached her for having betrayed her noble status, and that of her husband, by living among the Christians like a commoner. She, however, remained firm and constant in her convictions and the judge sentenced her to beheading and having her property confiscated. She was martyred on the 29th August in the year 122 of Adrian’s Empire.
The pope initiates the forty days of Lent at Sainte Sabine’s Church in Rome. Périgueux has long been particularly devoted to Sainte Sabine and processions to the spring* bearing her name were frequent (so legend has it).

*The spring near Rousseau Mill.

Geographical Position of the Commune
Sainte Sabine Born is situated in the canton of Beaumont, on the border of the Lot et Garonne département, on the departmental road D676, the scenic back road from Paris to Spain. It has a surface area of 2397 hectares and counts a population of 381 (official population on January 1, 2017).


Text translated by Pays du Grand Bergeracois (professional translator).