Galation, a Christian, converted his wife, Saint Epistemis. 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
- Catholic Online
- Our Sunday Visitor’s Encyclopedia of Saints
- Roman Martyrology, 1916 edition
- “Saint Galation“. Saints.SQPN.com. 5 November 2013. Web. 23 July 2014. <>