Book of Saints – Elpidius – 2 September – abbot

Saint Elpidius the CappadocianArticle

(Saint) Abbot (September 2) (4th century) A hermit in Cappadoeia who in the fourth century lived for twenty-five years in a cave on a mountain side, and gathered round him numerous disciples. His relics were brought to a village in the Marches of Ancona (Central Italy), now called Sant’ Elpidio, where they attract many pilgrims. A late tradition avers that he preached and died in that very place, indicating, it is likely, some confusion between two Saints of the same name.

MLA Citation

  • Monks of Ramsgate. “Elpidius”. Book of Saints, 1921. CatholicSaints.Info. 28 November 2012. Web. 22 April 2019. <>