Saint Caesarea of Otranto

Saint Caesarea of OtrantoMemorial


Daughter of Louis and Lucrezia. Following the death of her mother, the teenage Caesarea left home to escape the incestuous interests of her father. She consecrated herself to God, and withdrew from the world to live as an anchoress in a cave near Otranto, Italy where she devoted herself to prayer.




  • due to her reputation for holiness, a church was soon built at the cave of Caesareo
  • cultus known to have been in place in the 17th century
  • Franciscans were later given charge of over the church
  • church replaced in 1924
  • church became the home of a parish in 1954


Additional Information

MLA Citation

  • “Saint Caesarea of Otranto“. CatholicSaints.Info. 11 May 2015. Web. 6 October 2015. <>