Febronia of Nisibis
Martyrdom of St. Febronia, from Byzantine Monastery of St. Febronia, Palagonia.
|Venerated in||Oriental Orthodoxy|
25 June Roman Catholic
25 June Greek Orthodox 12 February Eastern Orthodox1 Epip Coptic Orthodox
|Attributes||Palm of martyrdom and the shears used to cut off her breasts|
Febronia of Nisibis, also known as Febronia of Sebapte, was a nun at Nisibis, Mesopotamia. She suffered persecution under Diocletian, who offered her freedom if she renounced her faith and married his nephew, Lysimachus, who had been leaning towards conversion to Christianity. Febronia refused and was tortured, suffered mutilation and death. Lysimachus, witnessing her suffering, converted.
Febronia is one of the 140 Colonnade saints which adorn St. Peter's Square. She is known as a Holy Virgin Martyr.
- Saint Febronia of Nisibis Patron Saint Index