Book of Saints – Mellonius

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(Saint) Bishop (October 22) (3rd century) This Saint, whose name the Roman Martyrology renders as “Melanius,” is supposed to have been a native of Great Britain. The churches of Saint Mellon and Saint Mullion in Wales and Cornwall may possibly commemorate him, though other Patron Saints with similar names have been by some assigned to them. Saint Mellonius is stated to have gone to Rome and to have been sent thence as a missionary by Pope Saint Stephen, about the middle of the third century. He stayed in Northern Gaul, and is venerated as the Founder and first Bishop of the See of Rouen. After a long Episcopate he retired to a hermit‘s cell at a place called Hericourt, where he died A.D. 314.

MLA Citation

  • Monks of Ramsgate. “Mellonius”. Book of Saints, 1921. CatholicSaints.Info. 22 October 2016. Web. 23 January 2022. <>