- Nilus of Sinai
- Nilus of Ancyra
Byzantine imperial official; may even have been a Prætorian Prefect. Married and father of two. When the children were grown, Nilus and the wife agreed to lead separate lives devoted to God. Monk on Mount Sinai with his son Theodulus.
After a few years on the Mount, Arab raiders kidnapped Theodulus. Nilus went in search of him and found him in Eleusa in Palestine where the bishop had ransomed him out of slavery and made him the door-keeper of his church. The bishop ordained them both, and the returned to Sinai.
- 4th century Byzantium
- c.430 of natural causes
- Book of Saints, by the Monks of Ramsgate
- Catholic Encyclopedia, by Adrian Fortescue
- Ecole Glossary, by Karen Rae Keck
- Our Sunday Visitor’s Encyclopedia of Saints