During the persecution of Emperor Valerian he was arrested for his faith, tortured, and martyred with a group of fellow Christians.
- thrown to wild animals
- when they would not harm him, he was beheaded c.258 in Corinth, Greece
- “Saint Dionysius of Corinth“. CatholicSaints.Info. 9 March 2010. Web. 2 August 2015. <>