Saint Zoe of Rome

detail of an Italian holy card of Saint Zoe of Rome by Bertoni, date unknown; thanks essepiAlso known as

  • Zoa of Rome



Married to Nicostratus, a high court official in imperial Rome. She had a great devotion to Saint Peter the Apostle. One day while praying at the tomb of Saint Peter, she was arrested for her faith. Martyr.


  • burned to death after being hung in a tree by her hair and a fire lit under her feet c.286



  • woman hanging by her hair in a tree
Additional Information

MLA Citation

  • “Saint Zoe of Rome“. CatholicSaints.Info. 1 July 2015. Web. 1 December 2015. <>