New Catholic Dictionary – Saint Apollinaris


Martyr (c.79), first Bishop of Ravenna, born probably Antioch; died Ravenna, Italy. According to his Acts he was a disciple of Saint Peter, by whom he was raised to the See of Ravenna. He suffered almost constant persecution, but persisted in preaching. Banished from Ravenna with the other Christians, by a decree of Vespasian, he was discovered while passing through the gates, tortured, and put to death. Emblem: sword. Relics at Ravenna. Feast, Roman Calendar, 23 July.

MLA Citation

  • “Saint Apollinaris”. New Catholic Dictionary. CatholicSaints.Info. 25 November 2016. Web. 18 January 2019. <>