Saint Botonto

the reliquary of Saint Botonto; swiped from Santi e BeatiMemorial


On 28 December 1841, the relics of eight martyrs, including an ampule of blood, dating to the time of Diocletian, were found near the cemetery of Sant’Agnese outside Rome, Italy. All we know about them comes from an inscription that translates to “Botonto, who lived three years and two months, (is here) in peace.” Judging by the burial, the people were apparently noble, and probably Greek in origin, but we know nothing else about them.




Additional Information

MLA Citation

  • “Saint Botonto“. CatholicSaints.Info. 7 January 2019. Web. 23 January 2022. <>