Digna and Emerita

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For the 9th century St. Digna, see Martyrs of Córdoba.
Saints Digna and Emerita
Martirio delle SS Degna e Merita a Pietro Andrea Barbieri (particolare).jpg
Detail of the altarpiece of the Chapel of Saints Digna and Emerita in the Church of San Marcello al Corso in Rome, by Pietro Andrea Barbieri Pucciardi (1727)
Died 259 AD
Venerated in Catholic Church
Major shrine San Marcello al Corso
Feast September 22

Saints Digna and Emerita (died 259 AD) are venerated as saints by the Catholic Church. They were martyred at Rome.

Their feast day is celebrated on September 22.

Their relics are said to lie at the church of San Marcello al Corso, in Rome, although it is recorded that on April 5, 838, a monk named Felix appeared at Fulda with the remains of Saints Cornelius, Callistus, Agapitus, Georgius, Vincentius, Maximus, Cecilia, Eugenia, Digna, Emerita, and Columbana.[1]


  1. ^ Patrick J. Geary, Furta Sacra: Thefts of Relics in the Central Middle Ages (Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1990), 48.

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