Saint Crispina

Saint Crispina; swiped off Santi e BeatiMemorial


Born a wealthy Roman citizen, she was a married lay woman, and mother of several children. Arrested for her Christianity during the persecutions of Diocletian. Tried, abused, humilitated and threatened in Thebeste (Thebessa) by Roman proconsul Anulinus, she gave a spirited defense of the faith. When she finished, she was sentenced to die. Marytr. Saint Augustine of Hippo routinely brought up Crispina in his homilies on martyrs.




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MLA Citation

  • “Saint Crispina“. CatholicSaints.Info. 4 May 2020. Web. 18 January 2022. <>