Book of Saints – Demetria


DEMETRIA (Saint) Virgin Martyr (June 21) (4th century) Sister of Saint Bibiana and daughter of Saints Flavian and Dafrosa. She was martyred in Rome under Julian the Apostate (A.D. 363), or rather, after having bravely confessed her Faith in Christ, fell dead at the feet of the judge. However, as elsewhere noted, there is much uncertainty as to dates and details in regard to all the facts regarding Saint Bibiana and the Saints connected with her. The relics of Saints Bibiana and Demetria are enshrined in the church in Rome dedicated in honour of the former from ancient times. It was restored by Pope Urban VIII in the seventeenth century.

MLA Citation

  • Monks of Ramsgate. “Demetria”. Book of Saints, 1921. CatholicSaints.Info. 26 October 2012. Web. 13 June 2021. <>