Book of Saints – James the Hermit – 6 November


(Saint) (November 6) (6th century) By birth a Syrian. He led a solitary life about A.D. 500 in the environs of Amida (Diarbekir) in Mesopotamia. The fame of his austerities and miracles attracted the admiration and esteem of the King of Persia, at that time Sovereign of the country. On that monarch promising to grant him any favour he might ask, Saint James only requested that mercy should never be denied to any who pleaded for it at the King’s hand.

MLA Citation

  • Monks of Ramsgate. “James the Hermit”. Book of Saints, 1921. CatholicSaints.Info. 20 October 2013. Web. 20 February 2019. <>