Book of Saints – Angelus – 5 May


ANGELUS (Saint) Martyr (May 5) (13th century) A native of Jerusalem and the son of converted Jews. With his brother, he entered the Monastery of Mount Carmel and later retired to a hermit’s cell in the desert. John, his brother, became Patriarch of Jerusalem, while Angelus received a Divine call to labour for the conversion of the Jews in Sicily. There, he led many of these to embrace Christianity. He met his death at the hands of assassins hired by a certain Count Berengarius, whom he had rebuked for the wickedness of his life (A.D. 1225). In art he is represented with three crowns at his feet, signifying chastity, eloquence and martyrdom.

MLA Citation

  • Monks of Ramsgate. “Angelus”. Book of Saints, 1921. CatholicSaints.Info. 20 July 2012. Web. 16 January 2019. <>