Book of Saints – Servulus

detail of an Italian holy card of Saint Servulus of Rome by Bertoni, date unknownArticle

(Saint) (December 23) (6th century) A holy man who, paralysed all his life long, passed his days in prayer in the porch of the church of Saint Clement in Rome. When the hour of his death arrived he bade those surrounding him to cease from their chant of Psalms, as he already heard their words taken up by the Angels in Heaven. Saint Gregory the Great describes the scene in one of his Homilies, and seems to have known Saint Servulus personally.

MLA Citation

  • Monks of Ramsgate. “Servulus”. Book of Saints, 1921. CatholicSaints.Info. 15 December 2016. Web. 19 April 2021. <>