Book of Saints – Amphibalus


AMPHIBALUS (Saint) Martyr (June 24) (4th century) The cleric or priest of Verulam, who was a fellow-sufferer with Saint Alban (A.D. 304 about) in the persecution under Diocletian, which, notwithstanding the tolerant clemency of the Caesar Constantius Chlorus, made some victims in Britain. His real name is unknown; that of Amphibalus, commonly given to him, may be derived from the circumstance that Saint Alban disguised him for a time In his own cloak or “caracalla” (amphibalus). His relics, with those of nine Christians who were put to death in the neighbourhood at about the same time, were enshrined in Saint Alban’s Abbey (A.D. 1178).

MLA Citation

  • Monks of Ramsgate. “Amphibalus”. Book of Saints, 1921. CatholicSaints.Info. 12 June 2012. Web. 6 May 2021. <>