Sunday, June 17, 2012


St. Athanasius
Athanasius of Modon

Feast day: January 31
Died: 885

Bishop caught in the Saracen invasion of Sicily. Athanasius was born in Catania, Sicily, and had to flee to Patras in Greece when the Saracens invaded his lands. He became a Basilian monk and was named the bishop of Modon.

 Born in Catania, Sicily; died 885. During the invasion of the Saracens, Saint Athanasius fled to Patras in Peloponnesus, became a Basilian monk, and eventually also bishop of Modon

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