Saints and Their Symbols – Saint Afra of Augsburg

Saint Afra of AugsburgArticle

A.D. 307, August 5, patron saint of Augsburg, was a native of that city, where she led an evil life. She was converted to the faith by a priest named Narcissus. who took refuge in her house from persecution. She enabled him to escape, but was herself taken for concealing Christians, and confessing the faith she was burned alive. Her mother Hilaria and her three maidens, Digna, Eunomia and Eutropia, formerly as wicked as herself, but converted with her, were also soon after martyred.

MLA Citation

  • E A Greene. “Saint Afra of Augsburg”. Saints and Their Symbols, 1909. CatholicSaints.Info. 6 August 2016. Web. 26 September 2017. <>