New Catholic Dictionary – Saint Agapitus


(259-274) Martyr, died Palestrina, Italy. A youth of fifteen, he was thrown to the wild beasts in the arena, but was miraculously preserved; this miracle converted many; the judge therefore ordered the saint to be beheaded. Two churches in Palestrina are dedicated to him; his heroic martyrdom was an example to many early saints and martyrs. Invoked against colic. Relics at Palestrina and Besancon. Feast, Roman Calendar, 18 August

MLA Citation

  • “Saint Agapitus”. New Catholic Dictionary. CatholicSaints.Info. 27 July 2012. Web. 30 November 2015. <>