(Saint) Bishop (October 12) (3rd century) A native of Milan who in his youth attracted the attention of the Archbishop Saint Callimerus. The latter trained him for the priesthood, with the hope that Monas might one day succeed to his own See. This wish was realised, it is said, by a miraculous intervention at the moment of the election. Monas gathered together his flock, scattered by the persecutions so frequent and so ruthless of the third century, organised < ahref="parish">parishes, and converted numberless Pagans to Christianity. The conjectural conversion of the Emperor Philip is affirmed by the biographers of Saint Monas, and attributed to his prayers and wholesome influence. He died after fifty-nine years of Episcopate, March 25, A.D. 249.
- Monks of Ramsgate. “Monas”. , 1921. CatholicSaints.Info. 17 January 2016. Web. 24 February 2017. <>