St Aurea of Ostia – Feast Day – May 20

Today is Saturday, January 28, 2023

St Aurea of Ostia, also known as Aura, or Chryse, was a Christian lady born in the 3rd century AD who was drowned to death and died as a martyr in 270 AD in Ostia, Italy for visiting Christian prisoners and giving a decent burial to martyrs after their execution. We celebrate her feast day on May 20 every year in the Catholic Church.

The Memorial of St. Aurea of Ostia – Feast Day

St Aurea of Ostia Biography

Date of Birth 3rd century AD
Country of Birth Italy in Europe
Profession Missionary
Place of Work Italy
Date of Death 270 AD
Place of Death Italy
Feast Day May 20
Canonization Pre-Congregation
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Saint’s Biography

Saint Aurea of Ostia was murdered for visiting Christian prisoners and giving them a decent burial after their execution.

She was drowned around 270 AD in Ostia, Italy. Her body was later washed ashore and was given a proper burial.

Saint Aurea of Ostia
St. Aurea of Ostia

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