Saint Elpidius the Cappadocian

Saint Elpidius the CappadocianAlso known as

  • Elpidius of Cappadocia
  • Elpidius the Abbot
  • Elpidius the Hermit
  • Elpidio…

Memorial

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Monk. Abbot in Asia Minor. Hermit in a cave on Mount Luca, Cappadocia for over twenty years. Legend says that an angel convinced him to immigrate to the area of Ancona, Italy where his reputation for holiness and wisdom attracted many disciples.

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Representation

  • man with a vine leaf in winter which recalls a story of him planting a twig in bare ground in winter – and the resulting vine grew so fast and full and that it covered the whole church beside it
Additional Information

MLA Citation

  • “Saint Elpidius the Cappadocian“. CatholicSaints.Info. 29 April 2020. Web. 23 September 2020. <>