Catholic Encyclopedia – Saint Hermes

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Martyr, Bishop of Salano (Spalato) in Dalmatia. Very little is known about him; in Romans 16:14, Saint Paul says: “Salute Asyncritus, Phlegon, Hermas, Patrobas, Hermes, and the brethren that are with them.” This last name is supposed by many to refer to the subject of his article, who is also said to have succeeded Titus as Bishop of Dalmatia, and to have been martyred. A passing mention is made of a Hermas in the Acta Sanctas Bollandists, 8 April, under Herodion; and Pape says he was one of the seventy-two disciples of Our Lord. Hermes was a very common name among slaves. Migne (4 November) says he was one of the seventy disciples, along with Patrobas, Linus, Gaius and Philologus; and Canisius talks of a “Herm├Žus presbyter” . . . who converted many from idols to Christ, suffered for his faith with Nicander, Bishop of Myra, and was “lacerated and hanged.”

MLA Citation

  • C F Wemyss Brown. “Saint Hermes”. Catholic Encyclopedia, 1910. CatholicSaints.Info. 16 October 2018. Web. 5 August 2021. <>