Butler’s Lives of the Saints – Saint Regina, or Reine, Virgin and Martyr

detail of a stained glass window of Saint Regina, date and artist unknown; Basilica of Ars, France; photographed on 21 October 2015 by Vassil; swiped from Wikimedia CommonsArticle

After undergoing many cruel torments, she was beheaded for the faith at Aliza, formerly a large town called Alexia, famous for the siege which C├Žsar laid to it, now a small village in the diocess of Autun in Burgundy. Her martyrdom happened in the persecution of Decius, in 251, or under Maximian Herculeus in 286, as some Martyrologies mention. She is honoured in many ancient Martyrologies. Her relics are kept with great devotion in the neighbouring abbey of Flavigni, a league distant, whither they were translated in 864, and where they have been rendered famous by miracles and pilgrimages, of which a history is published by two monks of that abbey. See Lubin, Not. in Martyr. Rom. p. 41. Suassaye, Martyr. Gallic. Suysken, the Bollandist, t. 3. Sept. p. 24 ad 43.

MLA Citation

  • Father Alban Butler. “Saint Regina, or Reine, Virgin and Martyr”. Lives of the Fathers, Martyrs, and Principal Saints, 1866. CatholicSaints.Info. 7 September 2016. Web. 21 January 2019. <>