Saint Fausta

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Not to be confused with Fausta of Sirmium, the mother of Anastasia of Sirmium.
Saint Fausta
Fausta, and with her Evilasius and Maximus, at Cyzicus (Menologion of Basil II).jpeg
Fausta with Evilasius and Maximus, at Cyzicus, from the Menologion of Basil II (c. 1000 AD)
Born ~298 AD
Died ~311 AD (age 13)
Honored in
Roman Catholic Church
Eastern Orthodox Church
Feast September 20 (Roman Catholic)
February 6 (Eastern Orthodox)

Saint Fausta, also known as Saint Fausta of Cyzicus (298 - 311), was a 4th-century girl who was arrested, tortured and executed for being a Christian. Evilasius was responsible for torturing and executing her, who was 13 years old at that time. Evilasius was converted to Christianity after watching her courageous death and was himself martyred for this act.[1]