Saint Denysa of Troas

Also known as

  • Dionysia



A Christian girl ordered to sacrifice to pagan idols during the persecutions of Decius. She refused and was given over to a house of prostitution to be raped into submission. She fought against her “customers” until exhausted at which point her guardian angel appeared and frightened the men away from her. The next morning she fled the house to the site where a mob had dragged Saint Andrew and Saint Paul of Troas, and began proclaiming her faith. The proconsul had her dragged away and executed. Martyr.


  • beheaded in Alexandria Troas (in modern Turkey) c.250


MLA Citation

  • “Saint Denysa of Troas“. CatholicSaints.Info. 15 May 2012. Web. 8 October 2015. <>