Saint Macarius of Rome

Also known as

  • Agathon

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Macarius was a high civic official, a Vicarius Praefecti, in Rome, Italy. He retired from public life to live as a prayerful, penitent hermit at Chierno, Italy, which was later renamed Sacerno, which is now part of Calderara di Reno. Some records list him as an abbot, but we have no information on what monastery he may have been attached to.

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MLA Citation

  • “Saint Macarius of Rome“. CatholicSaints.Info. 27 November 2018. Web. 18 April 2021. <>