Book of Saints – Basilissa and Anastasia


BASILISSA and ANASTASIA (Saints) Martyrs (April 15) (1st century) Noble Roman ladies, who were among the first converts in the metropolis of the Empire to Christianity. They are said to have given honourable burial to the bodies of the Apostles, Saints Peter and Paul, and on that account to have themselves perished in the massacre of Christians instigated and carried out by the Emperor Nero (A.D. 68).

MLA Citation

  • Monks of Ramsgate. “Basilissa and Anastasia”. Book of Saints, 1921. CatholicSaints.Info. 21 August 2012. Web. 19 October 2021. <>