Saint Aelia Flaccilla

Saint Aelia FlaccillaAlso known as

  • Plakilla



Her family was of Spanish descent, and she may have been the daughter of Claudius Antonius, Prefect of Gaul. Married to Emperor Theodosius the Great c.376. Mother of Arcadius, roman emperor of the east, and Honorius, roman emperor of the west; a daughter, Pulcheria, died in childhood. Zealous supporter of the Nicene Creed. Considered a pillar of the Church and model of Christian virtue by Saint Gregory of Nyssa.


  • c.385 of natural causes


Additional Information


To distribute money belongs to the imperial dignity, but I offer up for the imperial dignity itself personal service to the Giver. Saint Aelia

MLA Citation

  • “Saint Aelia Flaccilla“. CatholicSaints.Info. 6 August 2018. Web. 9 December 2021. <>