- Apostle of the Saracens
Hermit in the area between Syria and Egypt. Evangelized the nomadic tribes in the Syro-Arabian desert. Mavia, their queen, agreed to this on the provision that Moses be named their bishop. Moses agreed, but a controversy ensued when he refused to deal with the archbishop of Alexandria, Egypt; the archbishop had jurisdiction over the area, but was supported Arianism, which made him a heretic to Moses. Later consecrated by an orthodox bishop, Moses spent the rest of his life teaching and preaching to the nomads. Negotiated a lasting peace between the nomads and the Roman empire.
- c.372 of natural causes
- Book of Saints, by the Monks of Ramsgate
- Catholic Online
- Our Sunday Visitor’s Encyclopedia of Saints
- Santi e Beati
- “Saint Moses the Hermit“. CatholicSaints.Info. 21 March 2013. Web. 3 June 2015. <>