Santa Quiteria ( Punitha Kitheriammal in Tamil language) is almost an unknown saint in the Indian sub-continent. She is not much known as popular Saints such as St. Anthony of Padua, St. Francis Xavier, St. Thomas, the Apostle, St.Philomina, Our Lady of Lourdes, Fatima and Veilankanni., St Joseph etc. Santa Quiteria is a well-known saint in the countries like Portugal, Spain, France, Italy and in some countries (Latin America) colonized by Spanish and Portuguese. Many shrines, chapels and basilicas in her name are located in many places in those countries. In her name there are lot of colleges, schools and educational institutions even hotels, lodgings and as well as towns and villages.