Saints of the Day – Devota of Corsica, Martyr

statue of Saint Devota with a version of the coat of arms of MonacoArticle

Died c.303; feast day formerly January 17. Saint Devota was a young Corsican martyred at Macinaggio by being racked to death during Diocletian’s persecutions. Her remains are interred at the Riviera di Ponenta in Monaco. Some identify her with the martyr Julia, described as “Deo devota,” whose description was mistakenly made into a proper name (Delaney, Farmer). In art, Saint Devota is a dead maiden in a boat on the sea with a dove flying ahead of it (Roeder). She is the patron of Monaco and Corsica (Roeder).

MLA Citation

  • Katherine I Rabenstein. Saints of the Day, 1998. CatholicSaints.Info. 9 October 2021. Web. 24 October 2021. <>