Book of Saints – Apollinaris – 5 January


APOLLINARIS (Saint) Virgin (January 5) (5th century) A daughter of the Consul Arthenius, who governed the Empire during the minority of Theodosius the Younger. After spending several years as a solitary, the Saint took the name of Dorotheus and placed herself under the guidance of Saint Macarius of Alexandria. Of this holy virgin a legend asserts that she obtained the use of a hermitage from the Solitaries by disguising herself in man’s attire. She died about A.D. 450.

MLA Citation

  • Monks of Ramsgate. “Apollinaris”. Book of Saints, 1921. CatholicSaints.Info. 25 July 2012. Web. 18 November 2019. <>