Book of Saints – Eustachius, Theopistes, Agapitus and Theopistus

statue of Saint Eustachius by Johann Michael Feichtmayr (1709-1772), in the Basilika Vierzehnheiligen in Germany, photographer unknownArticle

(Saints) Martyrs (September 20) (2nd century) According to traditional accounts, a Roman family of distinction — Eustace, an officer, his wife, Theopista, and his sons Agapius and Theopistus—were put to death as Christians under Hadrian (A.D. 118). Their Acts, as we have them, are untrustworthy, but their cultus is universal in the East as in the West. Their relics are asserted to have been conveyed to Paris from their church in Rome in the twelfth century. They were destroyed (A.D. 1567) by the Huguenots. A curious theory makes Saint Eustachius (otherwise Placidus) identical with a personage mentioned by Joscphus, and thus a Saint of the Apostolic Age.

MLA Citation

  • Monks of Ramsgate. “Eustachius, Theopistes, Agapitus and Theopistus”. Book of Saints, 1921. CatholicSaints.Info. 25 May 2016. Web. 30 July 2021. <>