Book of Saints – Aspren

Saint Apsren of NaplesArticle

(Saint) Bishop (August 3) (1st century) Although mention is not made of this Saint in the ancient Menologies, tradition from time immemorial and the records of the Neapolitan Church abundantly prove his cultus from the Apostolic Age. It is related that Saint Peter passing through Naples on his way from Antioch to Rome, cured Saint Aspren of a serious malady, instructed and baptised him, and on a return visit confided to him the care of the Church in Naples. His conversion, miracles and other works were depicted on the walls of the chapel where he was interred.

MLA Citation

  • Monks of Ramsgate. “Aspren”. Book of Saints, 1921. CatholicSaints.Info. 2 August 2012. Web. 22 October 2020. <>