Saint Simon of Cyrene

Also known as

  • Simon the Cyrenian

Memorial

Profile

First century convert. Father of Saint Rufus. Helped Christ carry the cross on the way to Calvary. Missionary to France. First bishop of Avignon, France. Martyr.

Died

Canonized

Representation

  • carrying a cross

Additional Information

Readings

As they were going out, they met a Cyrenian named Simon; this man they pressed into service to carry his cross. - Matthew 27:32

They pressed into service a passer-by, Simon, a Cyrenian, who was coming in from the country, the father of Alexander and Rufus, to carry his cross. -Mark 15:21

As they led him away they took hold of a certain Simon, a Cyrenian, who was coming in from the country; and after laying the cross on him, they made him carry it behind Jesus. - Luke 23:26

MLA Citation

  • “Saint Simon of Cyrene”. Saints.SQPN.com. 30 November 2012. Web. 22 October 2014. <http://saints.sqpn.com/saint-simon-of-cyrene/>