Book of Saints – Simon

marble statue of Saint Simon, Francesco Moratti, 1708-09, San Giovanni in Laterano, Rome, ItalyArticle

(Saint) Apostle (October 28) (1st century) In the New Testament he is surnamed the Chanansean (of Cana of Galilee), and also Zelotes (the Zealot). Both Greeks and Latins hold that after the Ascension he preached the Gospel in Egypt and in North Africa. He is generally believed to have passed thence into Mesopotamia and Persia, in which latter country he laid down his life for Christ.

MLA Citation

  • Monks of Ramsgate. “Simon”. Book of Saints, 1921. CatholicSaints.Info. 19 October 2016. Web. 21 September 2019. <>