Book of Saints – Digna and Emerita


DIGNA and EMERITA (Saints) Virgins, Martyrs (September 22) (3rd century) Roman maidens seized and put to the torture as Christians in the persecution of Valerian (A.D. 254-A.D. 259), who whilst standing before their judges and praying, expired. Their sacred remains, thrown unburied into the open country, were rescued by the Christians and honourably interred in the catacombs with those of Saints Felix and Adauctus. They are now venerated in the Church of Saint Marcellus in Rome.

MLA Citation

  • Monks of Ramsgate. “Digna and Emerita”. Book of Saints, 1921. CatholicSaints.Info. 28 October 2012. Web. 15 June 2021. <>