Book of Saints – Blandina


BLANDINA (Saint) Virgin Martyr (June 2) (2nd century) One of the most famous of the Martyrs of Lyons, who with Saint Photinus suffered death for Christ (A.D. 177), in the time of the Emperor Marcus Aurelius. Saint Blandina, a young girl, never ceased from encouraging her fellow-sufferers, even while herself in the hands of the torturers. She was scourged, mauled by wild beasts, made to sit on a red-hot iron chair, gored by a bull, and finally beheaded. The blood of these holy men and women was the seed of Christianity in Gaul.

MLA Citation

  • Monks of Ramsgate. “Blandina”. Book of Saints, 1921. CatholicSaints.Info. 1 September 2012. Web. 11 December 2018. <>