New Catholic Dictionary – Saint Chrysogonus


Martyr (304), died Aquileia, Italy. At an early date he was venerated in Rome, where a titular church in Trastevere bears his name today. A 6th-century legend made him a Roman, the Christian teacher of Saint Anastasia. Arrested in the persecution of Diocletian, he was condemned to death by the emperor and was beheaded and his body thrown into the sea. His name is mentioned in the “Communicantes” in the Canon of the Mass. Buried at Venice; head in his church at Rome. Feast, Roman Calendar, 24 November.

MLA Citation

  • “Saint Chrysogonus”. New Catholic Dictionary. CatholicSaints.Info. 15 September 2012. Web. 21 June 2021. <>