Book of Saints – Beatus


BEATUS (Saint) Confessor (May 9) (3rd century) A native of Italy, he evangelised several parts of France, especially the neighbourhood of Laon, where be chose a cave for his hermitage and passed in prayer and meditation all the time which he did not spend in missionary work. He died at an advanced age towards the end of the third century. Another account, adopted by Baronms and other authorities, relates that he passed the closing year of his life in Western France, and was there interred. Again, some writers postdate Saint Beatus to the fifth century. But it seems clear that the Saint Beatus of Vendome is other than the holy man who evangelised Laon, though the Roman Martyrology treats the two Saints as one and the same person.

MLA Citation

  • Monks of Ramsgate. “Beatus”. Book of Saints, 1921. CatholicSaints.Info. 24 August 2012. Web. 27 November 2020. <>