Saint Emidius of Ascoli Piceno

detail from an antique holy card of Saint Emidius of Ascoli PicenoAlso known as

  • Emygdius
  • Emigdius
  • Emigdio

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Convert to Christianity. Bishop, consecrated by Pope Saint Marcellus. Very successful missionary to Trier, Germany. However, when he started smashing pagan idols, the non-converts revolted, and he had to flee to Rome for safety. When he returned to his mission in Ascoli Piceno, Italy he was martyred as part of the persecutions of Diocletian.

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MLA Citation

  • “Saint Emidius of Ascoli Piceno“. CatholicSaints.Info. 5 August 2016. Web. 25 August 2016. <>