Saint Corona the Martyr

detail of the coat of arms of the Vienna Commercial cooperatives, c.1900, featuring the martyrdom of Saint Corona; by Hugo Gerard Ströhl; swiped from Wikimedia CommonsAlso known as

  • Corona of Damascus



Teenaged wife of an Imperial Roman soldier stationed in Damascus, Syria. Cared for Saint Victor the Martyr when he was arrested for his faith. For this display of her own faith, she was arrested and martyred.


  • c.165 in Syria
  • an old, probably fictional, account has her tied to two palm trees and torn in half when they were allowed to spring back to their full height
  • relics transferred to Aachen, Germany c.1000 by Emperor Otto III



Additional Information

MLA Citation

  • “Saint Corona the Martyr“. CatholicSaints.Info. 11 May 2020. Web. 15 June 2021. <>