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Zoe of Rome

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Saint Zoe of Rome
Born Unknown
Died c.286
Venerated in Roman Catholic Church
Eastern Orthodox Church
Canonized Pre-Congregation
Feast July 5 (Roman Catholic)
December 18 (Eastern Orthodox)[1]

Saint Zoe of Rome (d. ca. 286) was a noblewoman, married to Nicostratus, a high Roman court official. She lived during Emperor Diocletian's early persecution of the Christian Church.[2] She was greatly devoted to St Peter and was praying by his tomb when she was arrested for her faith and was martyred by hanging from a tree by her hair while being burnt to death by a fire lit at her feet. Her feast day is July 5. [3]


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