Butler’s Lives of the Saints – Saints Thalassius and Limneus, Confessors


They were contemporaries with the great Theodoret, bishop of Cyr, and lived in his diocese. The former dwelt in a cavern, in a neighbouring mountain, and was endowed with extraordinary gifts of the Holy Ghost, but was a treasure unknown to the world. His disciple, St. Limneus, was famous for miraculous cures of the sick, while he himself bore patiently the sharpest cholics and other distempers, without any human succour. He opened his enclosure only to Theodoret, his bishop, but spoke to others through a window.

MLA Citation

  • Father Alban Butler. “Saints Thalassius and Limneus, Confessors”. Lives of the Fathers, Martyrs, and Principal Saints, 1866. CatholicSaints.Info. 22 February 2013. Web. 23 February 2019. <>