Book of Saints – Irene – 5 April

[Saint Irene of Thessalonica]Article

(Saint) Virgin Martyr (April 5) (4th century) The sister of Saints Agape and Chionia who followed them to the stake at Thessalonica (A.D. 304) in the persecution under Diocletian. She was one of those devoted Christians who at the cost of their lives succeeded in concealing and preserving for posterity copies of the Holy Scriptures and other Sacred Books, the destruction of which was avowedly a primary object of the frightful persecution at the end of the third century.

MLA Citation

  • Monks of Ramsgate. “Irene”. Book of Saints, 1921. CatholicSaints.Info. 10 September 2013. Web. 18 September 2020. <>