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Saint Fausta
Ancient Roman saint

Saint Fausta

Saint Fausta
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Quick Facts

Intro Ancient Roman saint
Is Saint
From Holy Roman Empire
Field Religion
Gender female
Birth 298
Death 311, Cyzicus, Erdek, Balıkesir Province, Turkey
The details (from wikipedia)

Biography

Fausta of Cyzicus, also known as Saint Fausta (c. 298 – 311), was a 4th-century girl from Cyzicus. At the age of 13, she was arrested, tortured, and executed for being a Christian.

A pagan priest, Evilasius, was responsible for torturing and executing her. According to tradition, Evilasius converted to Christianity after watching her courageous resistance, and he was also martyred for this act. Although Fausta had remained impervious to the initial torture, she and Evilasius perished together in a cauldron of boiling water.

They are also venerated in the Eastern Catholic Church along with Maximus, the magistrate who condemned Evilasius. Tradition holds that Maximus repented at the last moment and joined the pair in the cauldron.

The contents of this page are sourced from Wikipedia article on 24 Jul 2020. The contents are available under the CC BY-SA 4.0 license.
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