Saint Irene of Thessalonica

[Saint Irene of Thessalonica]Also known as

  • Herene

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Sister of Saint Agape and Saint Chionia. Convicted of possessing the Scriptures despite a prohibition issued in 303 by Emperor Diocletian, and of refusing food that had been offered to the gods. Following the martyrdom of her sisters, Irene was also ordered to deny the faith; she refused. She was sent to a house of prostitution, and when she was unmolested after being exposed naked and chained, she was executed. Martyr.

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  • “Saint Irene of Thessalonica“. Saints.SQPN.com. 28 March 2014. Web. 27 November 2014. <>