Saint Elpidius the Cappadocian

Also known as

  • Elpidio the Abbot
  • Elpidio the Cappadocian
  • Elpidio the Hermit
  • Elpidius the Abbot
  • Elpidius the Hermit

Memorial

Profile

Abbot in Asia Minor. Hermit in a cave on Mount Luca, Cappadocia for over twenty years. His reputation for holiness attracted many disciples.

Born

Died

Canonized

Patronage

Representation

  • man with a vine leaf in winter which recalls a story of him planting a twig in bare ground in winter – and the resulting vine grew so fast and full and that it covered the whole church beside it

Additional Information

MLA Citation

  • “Saint Elpidius the Cappadocian”. Saints.SQPN.com. 15 August 2010. Web. 1 August 2014. <http://saints.sqpn.com/saint-elpidius-of-cappadocian/>