Book of Saints – Matrona


(Saint) Martyr (March 15) (3rd century) The Christian serving-maid or slave of a Jewess at Thessalonica in Greece. Her mistress discovering that she was a Christian, denounced her to the authorities. It was at the outset of the persecution under Diocletian, and little mercy was inspired by the youth or sex of the offender. Matrona underwent the scourging which was the usual preliminary to execution, but died in prison from its effects.

MLA Citation

  • Monks of Ramsgate. “Matrona”. Book of Saints, 1921. CatholicSaints.Info. 7 December 2014. Web. 16 January 2019. <>