Saint Anysia of Salonika

Also known as

  • Anysia of Thessalonica

Memorial

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Born to a wealthy and pious family, Anysia lived private vows of chastity and poverty, praying and using her wealth to help the poor. One day a Roman soldier accosted her as she was on her way to services. When he discovered she was a Christian, possibly she crossed herself in fear, he beat her, and said was going to drag her to a pagan temple and force her to make a sacrifice. When he tore off the veil she habitually wore as a sign of her chastity, she spit in his face; he murdered her.

Born

  • in Salonika, Thessaly, Greece

Died

Canonized

Additional Information

MLA Citation

  • “Saint Anysia of Salonika“. Saints.SQPN.com. 29 December 2013. Web. 3 September 2014. <>