Saint Simon, November 19

Saint Simon, Abate of Calabria

November 19

Roman Martyrology: The Mercury massif in Calabria, San Simone, hermit.

Calabrian saint venerated in the East. By an abbot of a monastery in Calabria unidentified, he was sent to Africa to secure the release of some monks, captured and taken to Africa by the Arabs. From one of the hostages, Simon knew that at any price they wanted to make them renounce their Christian faith, they refused, the Saracens wanted to hit, but suddenly his arm was paralyzed. Pity, the Holy healed them obtain, after this miracle, the head of the Arabs, the release of all the monks. Back in Calabria, Simon led the life of a hermit.

source: Santi e Beati


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