Saint Phoebe of Rome

Saint PhoebeAlso known as

  • Febe
  • Foibe



Christian matron, and likely a widow. Deaconess at Cenchrese, Greece. Delivered Saint Paul the Apostle‘s Epistle to the church in Rome, Italy, and is praised by him in it. Saint John Chrysostom wrote a sermon singing her praises.


Additional Information


I commend to you Phoebe our sister, who is [also] a minister of the church at Cenchreae, that you may receive her in the Lord in a manner worthy of the holy ones, and help her in whatever she may need from you, for she has been a benefactor to many and to me as well. – Romans 16:1-2, NAB

MLA Citation

  • “Saint Phoebe of Rome“. CatholicSaints.Info. 3 September 2020. Web. 3 December 2021. <>