Born a wealthy Roman citizen, she was a married lay woman, and mother of several children. Arrested for her Christianity during the persecutions of Diocletian. Tried, abused, humilitated and threatened in Thebeste (Thebessa) by Roman proconsul Anulinus, she gave a spirited defense of the faith. When she finished, she was sentenced to die. Marytr. Saint Augustine of Hippo routinely brought up Crispina in his homilies on martyrs.
- Book of Saints, by the Monks of Ramsgate
- Catholic Encyclopedia, by Gabriel Meier
- Catholic Online
- Lives of the Saints, by Father Alban Butler
- Our Sunday Visitor’s Encyclopedia of Saints
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