(Saint) Bishop, Martyr (February 16) (1st century) The slave in behalf of whom Saint Paul wrote his Epistle to Philemon. According to tradition, the Apostle afterwards appointed him Bishop of Ephesus in succession to Saint Timothy. Accounts vary as to the length of his Episcopate, but agree that he was put to death in Rome as a Christian. This probably happened towards the end of the first century.
- Monks of Ramsgate. “Onesimus”. , 1921. CatholicSaints.Info. 15 May 2016. Web. 27 April 2017. <>