Book of Saints – Dominica


DOMINICA (Saint) Virgin Martyr (July 6) (4th century) A Christian maiden probably of Grecian parentage, who for having destroyed idols was condemned to be devoured by wild beasts, but being uninjured by them was beheaded. There is much uncertainty about her and about her name, which is not found in the older Martyrologies, but it is generally agreed that she suffered under Diocletian at the beginning of the fourth century. The Roman Martyrology now locates her martyrdom in Campania; but her Breviary legend has it that it took place at Nicomedia, and that her body was carried by Angels to Tropea in Calabria, where from time immemorial it has been venerated.

MLA Citation

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