Maxima of Rome

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Maxima of Rome
Born unknown
Died c. 304
Rome, Italy
Feast 2 September

Maxima of Rome was a slave and friend of Saint Ansanus of Siena. She was martyred by being beaten to death in the persecutions of Diocletian, circa 304. Locally recognized as saint, her feast day is September 2.[1]


Romæ sanctæ Maximæ Mártyris, quæ, simul cum sancto Ansano Christum confessa, in persecutióne Diocletiáni, dum fustibus cæditur, réddidit spíritum.

At Rome, the holy martyr Maxima, who confessed Christ with St. Ansanus in the persecution of Diocletian, and yielded up her soul while being beaten with rods.

Martyrologium Romanum, 2 September[2]


  1. ^ Jones, Terry. "Saint Maxima". Patron Saints Index. Retrieved 16 July 2010. 
  2. ^ Confraternity of Ss. Peter & Paul. "September 2". The Roman Martyrology. Retrieved 16 July 2010.