Saint Apollonia of Alexandria

detail of a stained glass window depicting Siant Apollonia with a pair of tongs and the palm of martyrdom, date unknown, artist unknown; Church of Saint Agatha, Bongard, Germany; photographed on 14 May 2011 by GFreihalter; swiped from Wikimedia CommonsAlso known as

  • Apolline of Alexandria



Consecrated virgin. Deaconess. During an anti-Christian uprising in Alexandria, Egypt caused by a pagan prophecy, the mob seized Apollonia as a leader among the local Christians. After her teeth were broken with pincers, she was given the choice of renouncing Christ or being burned alive; she lept onto the fire herself. Martyr.





MLA Citation

  • “Saint Apollonia of Alexandria“. CatholicSaints.Info. 17 May 2020. Web. 4 August 2020. <>