Saints of the Day – Tatiana of Rome, Martyr

Saint Tatiana of RomeArticle

Died c.230. Saint Tatiana, who is venerated in the East together with Saints Euthasia and Mertios, is said to have been a deaconess, martyred at Rome under Alexander Severus. Her acta, which are fabulous, closely resemble those of the virgin martyrs Martina and Prisca. It has been suggested that the first two, or all three, were the same person. There is no evidence for an early cultus of a Tatiana or Martina in Rome, and Prisca (or Priscilla) is difficult to identify (Attwater, Benedictines). Saint Tatiana is represented in art at her martyrdom, where she is exposed to wild beasts in the amphitheater. She is venerated in the Eastern Church (Roeder).

MLA Citation

  • Katherine I Rabenstein. Saints of the Day, 1998. CatholicSaints.Info. 21 September 2021. Web. 4 December 2021. <>