Lives of the Saints: Sv. Barbora

Saint Barbara appears in the very first panel of the St. Anne altar (closed position) at Lipany’s chram Sv. Martina.  In that particular altar, she is the only saint to appear alongside a big building.  (In other images, she carries a smaller tower in her arms.)  She also carries a sword, which usually means she was executed by beheading.

I was intrigued by her expression, and by the urgent way she points to the tower.  What is she trying to say?

Well, here is her life… or rather, then end of it: