Spiritual student of Saint Felician of Foligno. Nun, receiving the veil from Saint Felician. During a period of persecution, Felician was imprisoned; when she visited him, Messalina was suspected of being a Christian. She was arrested, put on trial and ordered to sacrifice to pagan gods; she refused. Martyr.
- beaten to death in 251
- relics re-discovered in 1599
- relics enshrined in the chapel of Our Lady of Loreto in the cathedral of Foligno, Italy
- “Saint Messalina of Foligno“. CatholicSaints.Info. 21 January 2017. Web. 25 February 2017. <>