Sister of Saint Agape and Saint Chionia. Convicted of possessing the Scriptures despite a prohibition issued in 303 by Emperor Diocletian, and of refusing food that had been offered to the gods. Following the martyrdom of her sisters, Irene was also ordered to deny the faith; she refused. She was sent to a house of prostitution, and when she was unmolested after being exposed naked and chained, she was executed. Martyr.
- burned alive or shot through the throat with an arrow (records vary) in 304 in Thessalonica, Macedonia
- “Saint Irene of Thessalonica“. CatholicSaints.Info. 3 January 2009. Web. 1 April 2015. <>