Saints of the Day – Apollinaris Syncletica

Saint Apollinaris SyncleticaArticle

Died c.450. The heroine of a religious romance. Saint Apollinaris was said to be a woman of high rank who became a desert dweller. She disguised herself in boy’s clothing and lived her life in an Egyptian hermitage as a disciple of Macarius (not sure which one); but her existence is disputed (Benedictines, Encyclopedia, Gill).

MLA Citation

  • Katherine I Rabenstein. Saints of the Day, 1998. CatholicSaints.Info. 5 December 2020. Web. 25 January 2021. <>