Book of Saints – Agatho


AGATHO (Saint) Pope (January 10) (7th century) The Patron Saint of Palermo in Sicily, his birthplace. He embraced there the monastic life in the Benedictine monastery of St. Hermes, but was elected to the Papal throne on June 27 A.D. 678. The Sixth Ecumenical Council was held at Constantinople during his Pontificate (A.D. 680). He restored Saint Wilfrid to the See of York and otherwise benefited the Church in England, whither he sent skilled masters to reintroduce the Roman Church-chant. The tradition is that he was already a centenarian on his elevation to the Papacy. He was endued in an extraordinary degree with the grace of working miracles, and hence surnamed Thaumaturgus (the wonder worker). He died and was buried in Saint Peter’s, A.D. 682.

MLA Citation

  • Monks of Ramsgate. “Agatho”. Book of Saints, 1921. CatholicSaints.Info. 9 May 2012. Web. 20 September 2020. <>