Catholic Encyclopedia – Saint Sabina


Widow of Valentinus and daughter of Herod Metallarius, suffered martyrdom about 126. According to the Acts of the martyrdom, which however have no historic value, she lived at Rome and was converted to Christianity by her female slave Serapia. Serapia was put to death for her faith and later, in the same year, Sabina suffered martyrdom. In 430 her relics were brought to the Aventine, where a basilica, which is very interesting in the history of art, is called after Saint Sabina. Originally the church was dedicated to both saints. The feast of Saint Sabina is celebrated on 29 August.

MLA Citation

  • Klemens Löffler. “Saint Sabina”. Catholic Encyclopedia, 1913. CatholicSaints.Info. 23 August 2014. Web. 22 February 2019. <>