Saint Auxentius of Epirus



A furrier in Constantinople by trade. He joined the Turkish navy, but was forced to jump ship and return to Constantinople when he was accused of having been a Muslim who had renounced that faith. There he worked on a small fishing boat until the day he was spotted by some of the sailors from his old ship. He was arrested, and when he insisted that he was a Christian and would remain one, he was executed. Martyr.



  • beheaded in 1720 in Constantinople (modern Istanbul, Turkey)

Additional Information

MLA Citation

  • “Saint Auxentius of Epirus”. CatholicSaints.Info. 25 January 2010. Web. 1 December 2015. <>