Book of Saints – Dionysia, Dativa, Leontia, Tertius, Aemilian, Boniface and Others


(Saints) Martyrs (December 6) (6th century) African Martyrs (A.D. 505) under the Arian Vandal King Hunneric. Victor of Utica, in his History of the Persecution, gives a graphic account of the fearful ordeal these holy men and women went through. Dionysia, a widow, perished at the stake with her little child and her sister Dativa. AEmilian (or Emilius), a physician, and Tertius, a monk, were flayed alive. The fanatics seem to have amused themselves in devising strange forms of death for the rest of the heroic band.

MLA Citation

  • Monks of Ramsgate. “Dionysia, Dativa, Leontia, Tertius, Aemilian, Boniface and Others”. Book of Saints, 1921. CatholicSaints.Info. 29 October 2012. Web. 28 October 2021. <>