EUPHEMIA, DOROTHEA, THECLA and ERASMA (Saints) Virgin Martyrs (September 3) (1st century) The two first were daughters of Valentius, a Pagan nobleman of Aquileia, and the two others, daughters of his brother Valentinianus, a Christian. The Pagan Valentius having heard of their Baptism had them all arrested. After having been put to the torture they were beheaded (it is alleged by Valentius’s own hand) and their bodies cast into a river near Aquileia. Their martyrdom took place in the first century of the Christian era. They are venerated at Venice and also at Ravenna.
- Monks of Ramsgate. “Euphemia, Dorothea, Thecla and Erasma”. , 1921. CatholicSaints.Info. 23 January 2013. Web. 23 May 2015. <>