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The Cult of Saints in Late Antiquity

from its origins to circa AD 700, across the entire Christian world


Samuel, Apa Samuel, monk, monastic founder and healing saint at Kalamun (c. 597–c. 695)

Saint ID


Type of Saint
Monastic founders, Miracle-workers in lifetime, Ascetics/monks/nuns
Related Evidence Records
E05276The Coptic Life of *Samuel of Kalamun (monk, monastic founder and healing saint, S01991), presented by Isaak, a monk and priest at the monastery of *Mary (Mother of Christ, S00033) founded by Samuel at Kalamun (in the Fayum) on the saint’s feast day, relating his asceticism and sanctity, his visions of angels, his special bond with the Virgin Mary to whom he dedicated his monastic church, his gift of prophecy, and his miraculous healing powers, referring to the ascetic as a martyr without being beheaded; presumably written in the later 8th c.