Saint Libertine of Agrigento

detail of a painting of Saint Libertine of Agrigento receiving a document from Saint Peter the Apostle, date and artist unknown; swiped from Wikimedia CommonsAlso known as

  • Libertino
  • Libertinus



First bishop of Agrigento, Italy; one tradition says he was assigned to the post by Saint Peter the Apostle, but it is also likely he lived and served after Peter‘s death, perhaps as late as the 3rd century. Noted and successful preacher. Built a church on the site of the current cathedral of Agrigento. Martyr. His intercession was effectively sought in 1625 during a plague that afflicted Agrigento.


Additional Information

MLA Citation

  • “Saint Libertine of Agrigento“. CatholicSaints.Info. 12 June 2018. Web. 28 July 2021. <>