Saint Achilleus of Terracina

detail of a stained glass window of Saint Achilleus of Terracina, date and artist unknown; church of Saint Thomas, Saint Hélyi, Jersey; photographed on 2 April 2013 by Man vyi; swiped from Wikimedia CommonsAlso known as

  • Achille
  • Achilles
  • Acilius
  • Aquileus



Soldier in the imperial Roman army, and a member of the Praetorian Guard. Convert to Christianity, baptized by Saint Peter the Apostle. Exiled for his faith to the island of Pontia, he suffered with Saint Flavia Domitilla, and was martyred with his brother Saint Nereus.




MLA Citation

  • “Saint Achilleus of Terracina“. CatholicSaints.Info. 22 November 2021. Web. 27 November 2021. <>