New Catholic Dictionary – Saints Chrysanthus and Daria

Saint Chrysanthus and Saint DariaArticle

Martyrs (283), died Rome. The legend concerning them relates that Chrysanthus, the son of the noble Polemius of Alexandria, was converted at Rome by the presbyter Carpophorus, and lived in virginial matrimonial union with Daria, a beautiful Vestal. Together they converted many Romans of high rank. Condemned to death they were led to a sandpit on the Salarian Way, and stoned. Patrons of Eissel and Salzburg. Emblems of Chrysanthus: skin of an ox, sandpit; of Daria: a lily. Relics at Münstereifel. Feast, Roman Calendar, 25 October.

MLA Citation

  • “Saints Chrysanthus and Daria”. New Catholic Dictionary. CatholicSaints.Info. 15 September 2012. Web. 16 February 2019. <>