Saint Valeria of Limoges

detail from the painting 'Miracolo di santa Valeria dinanzi a san Marziale', c.1630 by Giovanni Antonio Galli; Saint Peter's Basilica, Vatican City, Rome, Italy; swiped from Wikimedia CommonsMemorial


Daughter of an imperial Roman senator. Convert. Spiritual student of Saint Martial of Limoges. Betrothed in an arranged marriage, she said that she wanted to devote herself to God; her fiancee refused to believe it, assumed she had another lover, and killed her. Martyr. Possibly apocryphal.




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MLA Citation

  • “Saint Valeria of Limoges“. CatholicSaints.Info. 21 September 2017. Web. 19 April 2021. <>