Book of Saints – Macra


(Saint) Virgin Martyr (January 6) (3rd century) A young Christian maiden of Reims in France. At the outbreak, or rather some years before the outbreak of the persecution under Diocletian, she was arrested as a Christian (A.D. 287) and brought before the infamous Rictiovarus, the Imperial representative at Fismes in Champagne. She was constant in her confession of Christ. She is described as having been subjected to the most fiendish tortures before being burned to death. Like Saint Agatha of Sicily, in art she is usually represented with a pair of pincers in her hand, in memory of one of the happenings in her torture chamber.

MLA Citation

  • Monks of Ramsgate. “Macra”. Book of Saints, 1921. CatholicSaints.Info. 13 November 2014. Web. 22 February 2019. <>