Book of Saints – Babilla


BABILLA (Saint) Virgin Martyr (May 20) (3rd century) Babilla or Basilla was a niece of the Emperor Gallienus and baptised by Pope Saint Cornelius. Accused by one of her maids of being a Christian and forced to choose between marriage with a Pagan and death, she elected martyrdom. She was beheaded and buried in the catacombs of the Via Salaria, outside Rome (A.D. 270). Saint Babilla seems to be identical with the Saint Basilla commemorated in the Roman Martyrology on May 20.

MLA Citation

  • Monks of Ramsgate. “Babilla”. Book of Saints, 1921. CatholicSaints.Info. 17 August 2012. Web. 26 October 2020. <>