New Catholic Dictionary – Saint Dionysius the Areopagite

Saint Dionysius the AeropagiteArticle

(Denis the Areopagite; Dionysius of Athens) First century bishop and martyr, and an assessor of the Areopagus. He was converted by Saint Paul, c.50 A.D. (Acts 17), and has been erroneously identified with Saint Denis of Paris, patron saint of France, the error persisting in various lists of the Saints, such as “Les Petits Bollandistes.” Feast, 9 October.

MLA Citation

  • “Saint Dionysius the Areopagite”. New Catholic Dictionary. CatholicSaints.Info. 22 October 2012. Web. 13 June 2021. <>