Book of Saints – Simeon Senex

detail of the painting 'Simeon's song of praise' by Aert de Gelder, c.1705; oil on canvas; Royal Picture Gallery, Mauritshuis, The Hague, NetherlandsArticle

(Saint) (October 8) (1st century) “The just and devout man, waiting for the consolation of Israel,” who in the Temple took the Infant Saviour in his arms, and, inspired by the Holy Ghost, blessed God with the Nunc dimittis (Luke ii. 25-35). Tradition has preserved nothing more regarding him; but he has always had in the Church a place in her Catalogues of Saints.

MLA Citation

  • Monks of Ramsgate. “Simeon Senex”. Book of Saints, 1921. CatholicSaints.Info. 8 October 2016. Web. 1 August 2021. <>