Book of Saints – Nilammon

statue of Saint Nilammon of Geris by Lazzaro Morelli c.1668; top of Saint Peter's Cathedral, Rome, ItalyArticle

(Saint) (June 6) (5th century) An Egyptian monk of holy life whom the inhabitants of a neighbouring city insisted on having as their Bishop. The Patriarch was asked by the reluctant Nilammon to consent to a delay while he prayed. Then, kneeling down and representing his reluctance to Almighty God, he suddenly passed from this life, A.D. 403.

MLA Citation

  • Monks of Ramsgate. “Nilammon”. Book of Saints, 1921. CatholicSaints.Info. 26 March 2016. Web. 25 October 2016. <>