Saints of the Day – Dafrosa

Saint Dafrosa of AcquapendenteArticle

(also known as Affrosa)

Dates uncertain. According to the untrustworthy Acts of Saint Bibiana, Saint Dafrosa was her mother and the wife of ex-prefect of Rome, Saint Flavian (December 22). Dafrosa and her husband were exiled to the small village of Acquapendente, where he died in prayer and she was beheaded under Julian the Apostate. After their parents’ death, things went from bad to worse for the orphaned Bibiana and her sister Saint Demetria (Benedictines, Delaney).

MLA Citation

  • Katherine I Rabenstein. Saints of the Day, 1998. CatholicSaints.Info. 30 November 2020. Web. 20 January 2021. <>