Book of Saints – Aurea – 24 August


AUREA (Saint) Virgin Martyr (August 24) (3rd century) Out of many varied histories of the passion of this Saint it may be gathered that she was thrown into the sea at Ostia at the mouth of the Tiber, after undergoing many tortures, by order of Alpius Romulus, a Prefect under the Emperor Claudius (A.D. 260). She appears to have been associated with Saints Quiriacus, Maximus and Archelaus (August 23), and to have been one of those devout women who used to visit the Christians in prison, attend to their needs, and give them decent burial.

MLA Citation

  • Monks of Ramsgate. “Aurea”. Book of Saints, 1921. CatholicSaints.Info. 4 August 2012. Web. 20 October 2020. <>