Saint Galation

Also known as

  • Galacteon



Galation, a Christian, converted his wife, Saint Epistemis. They both then retired to monasteries and were later martyred in the persecutions of Decius. It’s possible they were fictional, the story of their lives being written as fiction but misunderstood as fact; however, married couples agreeing to enter religious life was not unusual at the time.


  • 251 at Emessa, Pheonicia


Additional Information

MLA Citation

  • “Saint Galation“. CatholicSaints.Info. 25 October 2009. Web. 30 November 2015. <>