Book of Saints – Apollinaris – 5 October

Saint Apollinaris of ValenceArticle

(AIPLOMAY) (Saint) Bishop (October 5) (6th century) One of the family of Saints of which both his father Saint Isicus and his brother Saint Avitus became successively Bishops of Vienne (France). The See of Valence had been vacant for many years when Saint Apollinaris was appointed to it by the Bishops of the Province (A.D. 486). His zeal in the extirpation of many abuses which had arisen during the vacancy was indefatigable, in spite of many serious maladies from which he miraculously recovered. He was exiled by King Sigismund for taking part in the sentence of excommunication issued against Stephen, the Royal Treasurer, by the Council of Lyons, but was restored to his See on miraculously curing Sigismund of a mortal malady. He died about A.D. 520. His body was interred in the Cathedral of Valence, which, owing to the frequent miracles wrought through his intercession, assumed the title of Saint Apollinaris. His relics were cast into the Rhone by the Huguenots in the sixteenth century.

MLA Citation

  • Monks of Ramsgate. “Apollinaris”. Book of Saints, 1921. CatholicSaints.Info. 25 July 2012. Web. 16 January 2019. <>