Book of Saints – Heliodorus


(Saint) Bishop (July 3) (4th century) Born in Dalmatia, probably at the same place and about the same time (A.D. 332-A.D. 342) as Saint Jerome, he was through life the intimate friend and confidant of the famous Doctor of the Church. He helped him, financially and otherwise, in the preparing of the Vulgate. He made two pilgrimages to the East in company with Saint Jerome, and on his second return to Italy was made Bishop of Altinum, a small town (since destroyed), not far from Venice. He assisted at the Council of Aquileia (A.D. 381). We have a letter addressed to him by Saint Jerome, written in the year 396; but the exact date of his death is unknown.

MLA Citation

  • Monks of Ramsgate. “Heliodorus”. Book of Saints, 1921. CatholicSaints.Info. 2 September 2013. Web. 3 December 2021. <>