Book of Saints – Simeon Salus

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(Saint) (July 1) (6th century) An Egyptian Saint who, in order to court derision and ill-treatment, affected the manners and way of speaking of idiots, and thereby earned for himself the surname Salus, which signifies a fool. For nearly thirty years he lived as a hermit in a desert near the Red Sea, but afterwards at Emesus in Syria. He was still alive when that city was destroyed by an earthquake (A.D. 588); but the vear of his death is unknown.

MLA Citation

  • Monks of Ramsgate. “Simeon Salus”. Book of Saints, 1921. CatholicSaints.Info. 29 June 2016. Web. 31 July 2021. <>