Saint Armogastes of Africa

Also known as

  • Archmimus of Africa

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Servant of Theodoric, son of the Arian Vandal King Genseric. After Genseric renounced his Christianity and returned to his roots as a violent pagan, he demanded that Armogastes also renounce his faith. When the servant refused, he was tortured, enslaved in the mines of Byzacena, and then lived out the rest of his life as a prayerful cow-herd near Carthage. Genseric would not permit Armogastes to be killed so that he could deprive him of being a martyr.

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MLA Citation

  • “Saint Armogastes of Africa“. Saints.SQPN.com. 5 February 2014. Web. 18 April 2014. <>