Book of Saints – Publius – 21 January

detail of an antique Italian holy card of Saint Publius of Malta by Bertoni, date unknown; swiped from Santi e BeatiArticle

(Saint) Bishop, Martyr (January 21) (2nd century) Persistent tradition identifies this Saint with the Publius, “chief man of the Island of Malta” (Acts 28:7), the host of Saint Paul after his shipwreck. Converted to Christianity, he is said to have become Bishop of Athens, and to have suffered martyrdom under Trajan, about A.D. 112.

MLA Citation

  • Monks of Ramsgate. “Publius”. Book of Saints, 1921. CatholicSaints.Info. 25 December 2016. Web. 21 October 2020. <>