Location on North Colonnade

35. St. Fausta
The 140 Saints of the Colonnade

Location Area
North Colonnade - Curved Arm

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Colonnade Saints
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St. Fausta of Sirmium
Died - Third century

Feastday - 19 December

Statue carved - 1667-1668
This is one of 16 statues that were installed between May 1667 and July 1668.

Sculptor - unknown
The sculptor may also have carved the St Macrina (21), as there are stylistic similarities with the modeling of the drapery and the treatment of the hair.

Height - 3.1 m. (10ft 4in) travertine
The saint brings her left hand to her chest as she turns her head to the left.

St Fausta was considered to be the mother of St Anastasia.  This is very little historical information on her, and therefore she has been removed from the Roman Martyrology.


Saints on North Colonnade

Fausta and Candida

Saints on North Colonnade
Below Apostolic Palace

41. Pontian
40. Columba
39. Mamas
38. Malchus
37. Benignus
36. Barbara
35. Fausta
34. Candida
33. Apollonius
32. Didymus


Roma Sacra - San Pietro in Vaticano, Itineraries 21-22, ©Fabbrica of St. Peter's, July 2001
Le Statue Berniniani del Colonnato di San Pietro by Valentino Martinelli ©1987 by de Luca Editore


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