Book of Saints – Macarius of Antioch


(Saint) (April 10) (11th century) An Armenian, who in his youth was placed under the care of his relative Macarius, Archbishop of Antioch, whom he succeeded in his Patriarchal dignity. Fearing the loss of the grace of humility through the honours paid him, he resigned his charge, distributed his goods among the poor and journeyed into Palestine, where his zeal for souls exposed him to many dangers, which, however, he passed through unharmed. He next set out on a missionary journey to the West, where his labours in Bavaria and at Cologne, Mayence, Malines, Cambrai, Tournai and elsewhere were confirmed by miracles, and resulted in a marvellous harvest of souls. He died at Ghent (A.D. 1012), a last victim of the Plague, then raging in those parts. His shrine is in one of the churches of that city.

MLA Citation

  • Monks of Ramsgate. “Macarius of Antioch”. Book of Saints, 1921. CatholicSaints.Info. 11 November 2014. Web. 2 August 2021. <>