Saint Theophilus the Penitent Biography
Saint Theophilus the Penitent Profile. Born: N/A in Turkey, Europe. Worked in Turkey. Died: 538 AD in N/A. Feast Day is celebrated on February 4.
St. Theophilus the Penitent Biography, Feast Day, Date of Birth, Country of Birth, Profession, Place of Work, Date of Death, Place of Death, Beatification Date, Canonization Date
|Date of Birth||N/A|
|Country of Birth||Turkey of Europe|
|Matrimony/Holy Orders||Saints who were Bishops|
|Place of Work||Turkey|
|Date of Death||538 AD|
|Place of Death||N/A|
|Feast Day||February 4|
|Beatification||Beatified by N/A|
|Canonization||Canonized by Pre-Congregation|
|Patron Saint of||N/A|
St. Theophilus the Penitent Biography
St. Theophilus the Penitent was Archdeacon and treasurer of the Church in Adana, Cilicia, Turkey. He was later offered the Bishop of Turkey and declined the offer claiming that he was fit for the task.
He was removed from the position of a Bishop due to some accusations of stealing church funds. In anger, Theophilus signed a pact with a demon to avenge himself on the Bishop and get his position.
However, when he came into his senses, he begged for pardon and asked Our Lady who intervened and recovered the pact. It was burnt in a public square.