Saint Hermes

Hermes ( † about 115 in Rome) was a Christian martyr and saint.

According to legend, Hermes was a prefect of Rome, who had been converted with his entire family of Bishop Alexander I to Christianity. Under Emperor Trajan it was then, as Alexander, was thrown into prison. In the presence of the guard Quirinus, who was also later canonized Hermes then the bishop Alexander, and was accompanied without shackles published by an angel to strengthen him in his faith in his cell. Soon after, Hermes was then beheaded by a judge Aurelian. Hermes was buried in a catacomb on the Via Salaria Vetus Bassilla; this catacomb was later named after him " Ermete ".


Memorial of Saints is the Catholic Church August 28. Already in the year 354 a feast is mentioned in his honor. Damasus I was in the 2nd half of the 4th century. decorate the grave with inscriptions and erected on top of or near a semi- subterranean basilica, under Pelagius II towards the end of the 6th century. was increased. The bones of the Hermes to have been then transferred from Gregory IV in 829 St. Mark in the church. Abt Eginhard of Blessed city reported that 830 relics of Saint Hermes had been brought to the abbey his Heimststadt year. Another transfer, by Kornelimünster at Aachen, is reported for 851, but where the relics remained only a short time. Since 860 they were with some interruptions in the Belgian Ronse ( Ronse ). Other relics are located in Sta. Maria Maggiore, in St. Alexius in Rome, and St. Adalbert in Aachen, St. Gereon in Cologne, in the former monastery of Hersfeld and in other places.