Book of Saints – Sylvia

Saint Silvia of RomeArticle

(Saint) Widow (November 3) (6th century) The mother of Pope Saint Gregory the Great, a matron ever held in high honour by the Romans as a Saint and type of a Christian widow. Her holy son caused a picture of Saint Sylvia to be painted for his monastery on the Caelian Hill, and her appearance and usual dress have therefrom been minutely described by John the deacon, the biographer of Saint Gregory.

MLA Citation

  • Monks of Ramsgate. “Sylvia”. Book of Saints, 1921. CatholicSaints.Info. 4 November 2016. Web. 26 March 2019. <>