Married to Saint Galation, who brought her to the faith. They both then retired to monasteries and were later martyred in the persecutions of Decius. It’s possible they were fictional, the story of their lives being written as fiction but misunderstood as fact; however, married couples agreeing to enter religious life was not unusual at the time.
- 251 at Emessa, Pheonicia
- Book of Saints, by the Monks of Ramsgate
- Our Sunday Visitor’s Encyclopedia of Saints
- Roman Martyrology, 1914 edition
- “Saint Epistemis“. Saints.SQPN.com. 5 November 2013. Web. 1 August 2014. <>