Saint Modestus of Lucania


Memorial

  • formerly 15 June
  • removed from the calendar and cultus suppressed in 1969

Profile

Married to Saint Crescentia of Lucania. Tutor of Saint Vitus; he and Crescentia converted the boy to Christianity. Vitus‘s pagan father had him arrested and scourged. Freed from prison by an angel, he travelled with Vitus and Crescentia to Lucania and Rome, Italy. Martyr.

Modern scholarship indicates that Modestus is probably a fiction added to the story of Vitus. He was removed from the calendar and cultus suppressed in the calendar reform of 1969.

Died

Canonized

Patronage

Additional Information

MLA Citation

  • “Saint Modestus of Lucania“. Saints.SQPN.com. 4 August 2013. Web. 19 April 2014. <>