Book of Saints – Asteria


ASTERIA (HESTERIA) (Saint) Virgin Martyr (August 10) (4th century) A holy Martyr, held in great veneration from time immemorial at Bergamo in Lombardy. An ancient epitaph describes her as having been beheaded as a Christian under Diocletian, when she had already reached her sixtieth year. The old manuscripts of Bergamo tell of her Christian parentage and education, and of her association with Saint Grata in the burial of Saint Alexander, a martyred soldier of the Theban Legion; also of her own death and burial in the church of Saint Alexander (A.D. 307).

MLA Citation

  • Monks of Ramsgate. “Asteria”. Book of Saints, 1921. CatholicSaints.Info. 2 August 2012. Web. 25 October 2020. <>