St. Anastasia Biography
Most of the life of St. Anastasia is know from the "Victories
of the Martyrs" written by St.
Alphonsus de Liguori. According to his writings,
the following biography are the know facts about St.
St. Anastasia Baptized a Christian
St. Anastasia's mother was a Christian and her father
was a noble pagan. St. Anastasia grew up to be a Roman
noble and was secretly baptized and raised a Christian
by her mother.
St. Anastasia Marries
St. Anastasia married Publius, a Roman noble. He was
a pagan and when he found out that Anastasia was a Christian,
he became cruel and abusive to her. He secluded her
from others, keeping her imprisoned in her own home.
St. Anastasia happily accepted her plight, especially
when Publius treated her like a slave because she could
offer her suffering up for her devotion to Jesus
Christ. Publius died unexpectedly when he travelled
to Persia as the ambassador.
St. Anastasia Comforts Persecuted Christians
After the death of her husband, St. Anastasia brought
the love of Jesus to other suffering Christians, especially
those in prison.
She rushed to the aid of her spiritual father, St. Chrysogonus
when he was imprisoned. St. Anastasia offered whatever
help she could during his trial. During the year that
St. Chrysogonus was in prison, he taught the way of
Jesus to fellow prisoners and converted many of them.
St. Anastasia helped him in the pursuit of converting
the prisoners to Christianity.
St. Anastasia Arrested
On Nov. 24, St. Chrysogonus, the beloved confessor of
St. Anastasia was beheaded along with all the other
Confessors. St. Anastasia grieved openly saying, "I
weep because I have lost my brethren, who have been
cruelly put to death."
St. Anastasia was arrested and taken to Florus, the
prefect. Florus sent St. Anastasia to Emperor Diocletian.
The emperor was unsucceful in his attempt to convince
St. Anastasia to reject Christianity and returned her
Florus brought Anastasia to Upian who also tried to
persuade her to reject Jesus Christ. Once again, St.
Anastasia refused saying, "I am a Christian, and
am anxious to die for Jesus Christ. From me thou shalt
never get any other answer."
St. Anastasia was eventually burned at the stake in
304 A.D. by Florus, suffering a martyr's death.
St. Anastasia Revered by Catholics
Today, Catholics remember St. Anastasia and the sacrifice
she made for Jesus Christ by wearing a St. Anastasia
medal. Not only does this honor St. Anastasia but it
is an outward symbol of faith in Jesus Christ. By wearing
a St. Anastasia necklace, Catholics profess their faith
openly, just as St. Anastasia did.
A St. Anastasia pendant is the ideal medal for all Christians,
symbolizing faith in Jesus and the courage to spread
is available in sterling
silver, gold filled and 14k gold. They come in
three sizes, with a chain and fine jewelry box.
is the perfect size for a
charm bracelet or a necklace for a child. All
gold filled and sterling silver pendants come
with a chain. Click on image.
Picture of St. Anastasia