Saint Flavia Domitilla of Terracina

detail from 'Saint Gregory, Saint Maurus, Saint Papianus and Saint Domitilla', by Peter Paul Rubens, 1606, oil on canvas, Gemaldegalerie, Berlin, GermanyMemorial


Roman noble lay woman. Grand-daughter of Emperor Vespasian; niece of Emperors Titus and Domitian. Married to Titus Flavius Clemens, a Roman consul, nephew of Emperor Vespasian, and first cousin of Emperors Titus and Domitian; foster sister of Saint Ephyrosyna of Terracina and Saint Theodora of Terracina. Convert to Christianity. Widowed when her husband was martyred in 96. Banished to the island of Pandataria in the Tyrrhenian Sea. Possibly martyred, though records are sketchy.



MLA Citation

  • “Saint Flavia Domitilla of Terracina“. CatholicSaints.Info. 8 December 2021. Web. 17 January 2022. <>