Saint Bassa of Edessa

Saint Bassa of Edessa and her sons; unknown painter from Antioch; swiped from Wikimedia CommonsMemorial


A devout Christian woman married to a pagan priest. Mother of Saint Theogonius, Saint Agapius and Saint Fidelis. Martyred in the persecutions of Diocletian. She was forced to watch her three sons be executed first; she prayed for them and encouraged them to not abandon their faith.



Additional Information

MLA Citation

  • “Saint Bassa of Edessa“. CatholicSaints.Info. 22 August 2012. Web. 30 November 2015. <>