Book of Saints – Hermenegild

detail from the painting 'The Triumph of Hermengild'; by Francisco de Herrera the Younger, 1654, oil on canvas; Museo del Prado, Madrid, Spain; swiped from Wikimedia Commons; click for source imageArticle

(Saint) Martyr (April 13) (6th century) A Visigothic Prince, son of King Leovegild, and brought up as an Arian at the Court of Seville. He was, however, converted to Catholicism by the holy Bishop Saint Leander. Upon this change of religion, his enraged father cast him into prison, and finally, on his persistent refusal to receive Communion from the hands of an Arian Bishop, had him beheaded (A.D. 586). His brother Recared succeeded their father on the Visigothic throne; and his conversion brought about the return of the nation to Faith in the Blessed Trinity.

MLA Citation

  • Monks of Ramsgate. “Hermenegild”. Book of Saints, 1921. CatholicSaints.Info. 11 May 2016. Web. 24 May 2016. <>