Book of Saints – Irene – 20 October


(Saint) Virgin Martyr (October 20) (7th century) A Portuguese nun murdered in defense of her chastity (A.D. 653). Her body thrown into the Tagus was miraculously recovered, and the wonders wrought at her tomb led to her canonization. Her shrine is at Santarem (Sant Irene), the ancient Scalabris, which takes its modern name from the Martyr.

MLA Citation

  • Monks of Ramsgate. “Irene”. Book of Saints, 1921. CatholicSaints.Info. 10 September 2013. Web. 30 September 2020. <>