Born to the imperial Roman nobility. Soldier. Equerry to emperor Nero. Convert, baptized by Saint Peter the Apostle. Betrayed by a servant for the crime of being a Christian during the persecutions of Nero, Edisto was captured by soldiers during a covert Mass with four other congregants. Martyr.
- buried alive on 12 October 60 just off the Via Laurentina near modern Sant Oreste, Italy
- a church was built over the site of the martyrdom, and the village of Sancti Heristi grew up around it; the village moved to the side of Mount Soratte for better defense against raiders; it’s modern name is Sant Oreste
- relics were known to have been enshrined in the Sant’Edisto monastery outside the walls of Rome, Italy in the 7th century
- “Saint Edisto“. CatholicSaints.Info. 12 October 2013. Web. 29 March 2015. <>