Book of Saints – Agapitus – 16 March


AGAPITUS (AGAPETUS) (Saint) Bishop (March 16) (3rd century) A Bishop of Ravenna (Italy), said to have been chosen to that See, as had been his ten predecessors, in consequence of the alighting of a white dove on his shoulders at the moment of the election. Some authors confuse this Saint Agapitus with another Bishop of Ravenna of the same name, but who does not seem to have been publicly venerated after his death (4th century) as a Saint.

MLA Citation

  • Monks of Ramsgate. “Agapitus”. Book of Saints, 1921. CatholicSaints.Info. 8 May 2012. Web. 3 August 2021. <>