Saint Athanasius of Naples

statue of Saint Athanasius of Naples, date and artist unknown; swiped from Santi e Beati; click for source imageMemorial


Son of the Duke of Naples, Italy. Bishop of Naples at age 18. He restored the church of Saint Januarius that had been destroyed by Saracens, founded a hospice, and instituted a service for the ransom of captive Christians. Because he fought simony, he was imprisoned by his corrupt nephew Sergius, Duke of Naples; the clergy and lay people of Naples forced his release, but Athanasius was sent into permanent exile in Veroli, Italy. Confessor of the faith.




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MLA Citation

  • “Saint Athanasius of Naples“. CatholicSaints.Info. 11 July 2015. Web. 26 May 2016. <>