Book of Saints – Cornelius – 2 February


CORNELIUS (Saint) Bishop (February 2) (First century) The centurion of the Italic cohort, baptised at Csesarea in Palestine, by the Apostle Saint Peter, about whom see the Acts of the Apostles (chapter 10). Tradition makes of him the first Bishop of Caesarea; and as such he is described in the Roman Martyrology. Metaphrastes gives the legendary details of his Apostolate. The year of the first century in which he passed away is not recorded.

MLA Citation

  • Monks of Ramsgate. “Cornelius”. Book of Saints, 1921. CatholicSaints.Info. 14 October 2012. Web. 23 January 2022. <>