Feast of the Dispersion of the Apostles

detail of the painting 'Apostles around the Sepulchre' by Albertino Piazza, early 16th century; Staatliche Museen, Berlin, Germany; swiped from Wikimedia CommonsMemorial


Commemorates the missionary work of the Twelve Apostles. It was first mentioned in the 11th century and was celebrated in the northern countries of Europe during the Middle Ages. It is now observed in Germany, Poland, and some dioceses of England, France, and the United States.

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MLA Citation

  • “Feast of the Dispersion of the Apostles“. CatholicSaints.Info. 5 November 2019. Web. 13 June 2021. <>