St. Arthelais of Benevento
March 3, Saint

Daughter of Roman imperial proconsul Lucius and Aithuesa. The emperor Justinian desired her, but she had taken vows of holy chastity and so fled to Benevento, Italy where she stayed with her uncle Narses Patricius. En route, she was kidnapped by highway men, but was miraculously freed after three days.


  • against bodily ills
  • against illness
  • against sickness
  • Benevento, Italy
  • exiled people
  • kidnap victims

sick people

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