Martyred under Diocletian and venerated in Rome since the V Century,
Anastasia is said to have been a Roman matron of a noble family, who was
married to a pagan. A disciple of St. Chrysogonus, she is thought to have
travelled to Aquilea to minister to persecuted Christians while her
husband was in Persia. Arrested, tried and convicted, she was martyred.
The place of her death is uncertain: some say it was Sirmium, on the Sava
River in Serbia, and others say it was on the island of Palmaria.
Gennadius, Patriarch of Constantinople (458-471) translated her relics to
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