Saint Heliodorus of Altinum

detail of a mosaic of Saint Heliodorus of Altinum, date and artist unknown; swiped from Santi e Beati: click for source imageAlso known as

  • Heliodorus of Altino
  • Eliodoro



A soldier in his youth. Close friend and financial supporter of Saint Jerome, and helped with the logistics of the translation of the Vulgate Bible. Followed Jerome to the east, but declined the life of a desert hermit. Bishop of Altinum, a small town near Venice, Italy which has since disappeared. Fierce opponent of Arianism.




Additional Information

MLA Citation

  • “Saint Heliodorus of Altinum“. CatholicSaints.Info. 29 June 2015. Web. 26 November 2015. <>