Book of Saints – Simplicius – 2 March

Pope Saint SimpliciusArticle

(Saint) Pope (March 2) (5th century) A native of Tivoli who succeeded (A.D. 468) Saint Hilary in the Chair of Saint Peter, which he occupied for fifteen years, dying in A.D. 483. He strenuously upheld the Council of Chalcedon and resisted three successive Emperors of Constantinople, partisans, more or less, of the Eutychian heresy. He did much good in Rome itself, building churches and watching over ecclesiastical discipline. Some of his Epistles are still extant.

MLA Citation

  • Monks of Ramsgate. “Simplicius”. Book of Saints, 1921. CatholicSaints.Info. 20 November 2016. Web. 23 January 2019. <>