Butler’s Lives of the Saints – Saint Christina, Virgin and Martyr

detail of a stained glass window of Saint Frederick of Utrecht; c.1847, artist unknown; parish church of Saint Michael, Mayen-Koblenz, Germany; photographed on 15 September 2012 by GFreihalter; swiped from Wikimedia CommonsArticle

She suffered many torments, and a cruel death, for the faith in the persecution of Dioclesian, at Tyro, a city which stood formerly in an island in the lake of Bolsena in Tuscany, but has been long since swallowed up by the waters. Her relics are now at Palermo in Sicily. She is much honoured both in the Latin and Greek church, and is named in the Martyrologies which bear the name of Saint Jerom, that of Bede augmented by Florus, and others.

MLA Citation

  • Father Alban Butler. “Saint Christina, Virgin and Martyr”. Lives of the Fathers, Martyrs, and Principal Saints, 1866. CatholicSaints.Info. 11 August 2018. Web. 13 December 2018. <>