New Catholic Dictionary – Saint Bibiana

statue of Saint Bibiana by Gian Lorenzo Bernini, Santa Bibiana, Rome, Italy, date unknown; swiped from Wikimedia CommonsArticle

Virgin, martyr (363), died Rome. Her legend which is connected with the martyrs Saints John and Paul, and has no historical basis, relates that she was the daughter of the prefect Flavianus, and Dafrosa, and was persecuted with them under Julian. She was tortured and died from her sufferings. Her body, which was left exposed by her persecutors, was buried, by a holy priest named John near the palace of Licinius; there Pope Simplicius built a basilica in her honor, 465. Feast, Roman Calendar, 2 December.

MLA Citation

  • “Saint Bibiana”. New Catholic Dictionary. CatholicSaints.Info. 17 August 2012. Web. 27 October 2020. <>