Book of Saints – Callinica and Basilissa


CALLINICA and BASILISSA (Saints) Martyrs (March 22) (3rd century) Basilissa, a rich lady of Galatia in Asia Minor, was distinguished for her charitable zeal in succouring the Christians imprisoned on account of their religion. Callinica (often written Callinicus) was her helper in her good works. In the end they were both apprehended and executed as Christians, some time in the third century, most probably in the persecution under Decius (A.D. 250).

MLA Citation

  • Monks of Ramsgate. “Callinica and Basilissa”. Book of Saints, 1921. CatholicSaints.Info. 19 September 2012. Web. 18 February 2019. <>