Saint Theodulus of Edessa

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Prefect in the court of Theodosius the Great in Constantinople. Married. When his wife died, Theodulus felt drawn to the life of a hermit, claiming that all the world’s glories meant nothing to him. He sold his estate, gave his fortune to the poor, and lived as a hermit on top of a pillar near Edessa, Syria. Legend says he had the gift of inedia, living solely from Communion for 38 years.

Died

  • 440 near Edessa, Syria of natural causes

Canonized

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MLA Citation

  • “Saint Theodulus of Edessa”. Saints.SQPN.com. 3 December 2012. Web. 27 August 2014. <http://saints.sqpn.com/saint-theodulus-of-edessa/>