Book of Saints – Ariadna


ARIADNA (Saint) Martyr (September 17) (2nd century) A Christian woman, slave of a prince or noble in Phrygia (Asia Minor). She was flogged for refusing to join in the heathen rites celebrated on the anniversary of her master’s birthday, but fled from his house to the neighbouring hill country. She evaded her pursuers until a rock miraculously opening offered her a place of refuge, closing again after she had entered, and thus procuring for her both a tomb and the crown of martyrdom (A.D. 130).

MLA Citation

  • Monks of Ramsgate. “Ariadna”. Book of Saints, 1921. CatholicSaints.Info. 30 July 2012. Web. 19 October 2021. <>