Book of Saints – Agathoclia


AGATHOCLIA (Saint) Virgin Martyr (September 17) (3rd century) The Christian servant maid of a Pagan lady in Spain, and by her cruelly treated on account of her religion. In the end she was denounced to the authorities during one of the persecuting decades of the third century – one of the most troubled in the annals of the Church. The poor slave girl was savagely scourged, and to prevent her repeating again and again, as was her wont, the comforting name of Jesus, her tongue was torn out. She was at last beheaded; but neither the precise time nor the place are now known.

MLA Citation

  • Monks of Ramsgate. “Agathoclia”. Book of Saints, 1921. CatholicSaints.Info. 9 May 2012. Web. 25 September 2020. <>