Saint Glyceria of Trajanopolis

Also known as

  • Glyceria of Heraclea

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Roman maiden at Trajanopolis, Greece, and may have been the daughter of a Roman senator. Arrested for her faith during the persecutions of emperor Antoninus and the governor Sabinus, she managed to destroy a statue of Jupiter before being imprisoned, tortured and martyred.

Born

Died

  • thrown to wild animals but died from the effects of torture before they got to her, c.177 at Heraclea, Propontis (near modern Marmara Ereğlisi, Turkey)

Canonized

MLA Citation

  • “Saint Glyceria of Trajanopolis“. Saints.SQPN.com. 18 April 2014. Web. 11 July 2014. <>