Saint Simon of Mount Mercury

Also known as

  • Simone



Tenth century monk in Calabria, Italy. Abbot. He travelled to North Africa to obtain the relesae of some monks held captive by Muslims, he was captured himself. When the Saracens demanded that the Christian prisoners renounce their faith; when they refused, the captors prepared to beat them – and became paralyzed. Simon healed them with a prayer, and he and his brother monks were released. Late in life, Simon left his monastery to live as a hermit on Mount Mercury in Calabria.


Additional Information

MLA Citation

  • “Saint Simon of Mount Mercury“. CatholicSaints.Info. 16 June 2018. Web. 18 June 2021. <>