Book of Saints – Febronia

Saint Febronia of NisibisArticle

FEBRONIA (Saint) Virgin Martyr (June 25) (4th century) A young nun in her twentieth year, victim of the persecution under Diocletian (A.D. 304), who bravely sealed her Confession of Christ with her blood, at Sybapolis in Syria, according to the Martyrologies; but really at Nisibi in Assyria (Mesopotamia) as modern research has shown. In their fear the fifty sisters in her community had fled to various hiding-places, Fcbronia alone remaining with her Abbess and one other aged nun, when the Imperial officers came to seize them. It appears that Febronia only was put to death, and it is from the pen of one of the other two that we have the particulars of the ghastly tortures to which she was subjected before being beheaded.

MLA Citation

  • Monks of Ramsgate. “Febronia”. Book of Saints, 1921. CatholicSaints.Info. 13 March 2013. Web. 25 September 2021. <>