Saint Aelia Flaccilla

[Saint Aelia Flaccila]
Also known as

  • Plakilla

Memorial

Profile

Her family was of Spanish descent, and she may have been the daughter of Claudius Antonius, Prefect of Gaul. Married to Emperor Theodosius the Great c.376. Mother of Arcadius, roman emperor of the east, and Honorius, roman emperor of the west; a daughter, Pulcheria, died in childhood. Zealous supporter of the Nicene Creed. Considered a pillar of the Church and model of Christian virtue by Saint Gregory of Nyssa.

Died

  • c.385 of natural causes

Canonized

Additional Information

Readings

To distribute money belongs to the imperial dignity, but I offer up for the imperial dignity itself personal service to the Giver. - Saint Aelia

MLA Citation

  • “Saint Aelia Flaccilla”. Saints.SQPN.com. 13 September 2010. Web. 1 September 2014. <http://saints.sqpn.com/saint-aelia-flaccilla/>