Saint Laura of Constantinople

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Saint Laura of Constantinople
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Constantinople, Byzantine Empire
(modern-day İstanbul, Turkey)
Died29 May 1453
Venerated inCatholic Church
Feast29 May

Saint Laura of Constantinople (died 1453) was a Christian who lived in Constantinople during the 15th century. She was born in Greece into a noble family: her father was a Latin knight named Michael and her mother was Albanian. Her name was Theodolinde Trasci. After she became a nun in Constantinople, she changed it into Laura, eventually rising to become an abbess.[1] She was martyred by the Ottoman Turks who took Constantinople on 29 May 1453. They scalded her to death with the other 52 sisters of her convent.[2] Her feast day is on May 29.[3]


  1. ^ De Renzis N., Storia di Santa Laura da Costantinopoli nel quattrocentosettantacinquesimo anno della Sua morte, Tip. Editrice R. Riccio Cosenza 1925
  2. ^ Calvo S., Resumen de las prerrogativas del Orden de la Ssa Trinidad, Josef Longas Pamplona I p. 219
  3. ^ "May 29 – Saint Laura of Constantinople". 28 May 2018.