Saint Cyrilla of Cyrene

Also known as

  • Cyrilla of Libya
  • Ciprilla…
  • Cirilla…
  • Cypria…
  • Cyprille…



An elderly widow who was arrested in the persecutions of Diocletian for refusing to sacrifice to idols. To force her to make the sacrifice, they put live coals and incense in her bare hands so that when she dropped the flaming mass, it would fall on the altar, and she would have made the sacrifice. Instead, she gripped the coals tightly and refused to cooperate. The authorities gave up and tortured her to death. Martyr.



Additional Information

MLA Citation

  • “Saint Cyrilla of Cyrene“. CatholicSaints.Info. 4 July 2021. Web. 28 November 2021. <>