Book of Saints – Pulcheria Augusta

Saint PulcheriaArticle

(Saint) Virgin (September 10) (5th century) The daughter of the Eastern Emperor Arcadius. She wisely governed the countries subject to Constantinople during the minority of her brother, Theodosius II. The latter, on attaining his majority, fell away from the Catholic Faith, and sadly mismanaged the affairs of the Empire. On his death, Pulcheria, becoming Empress, entered into a matrimonial contract with Marcion, an old soldier of valour and experience, altogether fitted for the task of aiding her. She survived only three years, passing away A.D. 453. The Universal Council of Chalcedon salutes Pulcheria as “Guardian of the Faith, Maker of Peace, pious, orthodox and a second Saint Helena.”

MLA Citation

  • Monks of Ramsgate. “Pulcheria Augusta”. Book of Saints, 1921. CatholicSaints.Info. 10 September 2016. Web. 17 January 2019. <>