Book of Saints – Arsacius


ARSACIUS (URSACIUS) (Saint) Confessor (August 16) (4th century) A Persian by birth and a soldier by profession, who on his conversion to the Faith retired to a high tower overlooking the city of Nicomedia, where he lived the life of a solitary and became famous on account of his gifts of miracles and prophecy. He is said to have forewarned the inhabitants of the destruction of their city by the earthquake of A.D. 358. Some survivors found Arsacius dead in his tower in the attitude of prayer.

MLA Citation

  • Monks of Ramsgate. “Arsacius”. Book of Saints, 1921. CatholicSaints.Info. 31 July 2012. Web. 18 February 2019. <>