Butler’s Lives of the Saints – Saints Daniel, Priest, and Verda, Virgin, Martyrs


A.D. 344. Two years after the martyrdom of Saint Milles, Daniel, a priest, and a virgin consecrated to God, named Verda, which in Chaldaic signifies a rose, were apprehended in the province of the Razicheans, in Persia, by an order of the governor, and put to all manner of torments for three months, almost without intermission. Among other tortures, their feet being bored through, were put into frozen water for five days together. The governor, seeing it impossible to overcome their constancy, condemned them to lose their heads. They were crowned on the 25th of the moon of February, which was that year the 21st of that month, in the year of Christ 344, and of King Sapor II the thirty-fifth. Their names were not known either to the Greek or Latin martyrologists: and their illustrious triumph is recorded in few words by Saint Maruthas: but was most glorious in the sight of heaven.

MLA Citation

  • Father Alban Butler. “Saints Daniel, Priest, and Verda, Virgin, Martyrs”. Lives of the Fathers, Martyrs, and Principal Saints, 1866. CatholicSaints.Info. 21 February 2013. Web. 20 January 2019. <>