Book of Saints – Lazarus of Bethany


Lazarus (Saint) Bishop (December 17) (1st century) The disciple and friend of our Lord, by Him raised from the dead (John 11). Although the Greek historians allege that he passed from this world in the Island of Cyprus, it has been a constant belief in the West that, with his holy sisters, Mary and Martha, he journeyed into Gaul and was the first Apostle of the South of France, he himself becoming Bishop of Marseilles. Of this city, as of others in France, he is held to be the Patron Saint. The Military Order of Saint Lazarus, of which the original object was the care of lepers (whence the word “Lazaretto”), has left a trace in the style of the Sardinian Order of Saints Maurice and Lazarus.

MLA Citation

  • Monks of Ramsgate. “Lazarus”. Book of Saints, 1921. CatholicSaints.Info. 3 November 2014. Web. 4 August 2021. <>