Saints of the Day – Suranus of Sora, Abbot


Died c.580. Saint Gregory the Great records the story of Saint Suranus (Dialogues IV, 22), who, while abbot of a monastery at Sora (near Caserta), distributed all the goods of the monastery, including the herbs from his garden, to the refugees escaping the Lombards. When the latter arrived and found nothing remaining in the abbey to plunder, they killed Suranus on the spot. His relics were famed for miracles (Benedictines, Husenbeth).

MLA Citation

  • Katherine I Rabenstein. Saints of the Day, 1998. CatholicSaints.Info. 5 October 2021. Web. 24 October 2021. <>