Book of Saints – Anastasius – 17 August


ANASTASIUS (Saint) Bishop (August 17) (6th century) Said to have been a Syrian who, coming to Italy, led the life of a hermit in a solitary place near Perugia. Promoted to the Bishopric, he is described as a ” most humble and virtuous prelate, well versed in Ecclesiastical doctrine, a lover of the poor, zealous in Divine Worship and a shepherd watchful over his flock, exposed to the snares of Arian heretics who were numerous in the neighbourhood.” During the invasion of Totila, he was wonderfully preserved, and survived to encourage and aid his people in the work of rebuilding their houses and churches demolished by the barbarians. He is believed to have died in the year 553. Owing to the many miracles wrought at his tomb, the inhabitants built a magnificent chapel, which they dedicated in his honour.

MLA Citation

  • Monks of Ramsgate. “Anastasius”. Book of Saints, 1921. CatholicSaints.Info. 14 June 2012. Web. 18 May 2021. <>