Book of Saints – Philip of Agirone

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(Saint) (May 12) (Date unknown) A holy missionary sent by the Holy See to preach the Gospel in Sicily, and to whom the conversion to Christianity of a great part of the island is attributed. His shrine is in the little hill-town of Agirone. The legends concerning him are so contradictory, and in most part so improbable, that they afford no firm ground for the work of the historian.

MLA Citation

  • Monks of Ramsgate. “Philip of Agirone”. Book of Saints, 1921. CatholicSaints.Info. 4 November 2016. Web. 6 August 2021. <>