Conon of Naso

Conon (3 June 1139 – 28 March 1236) was a Basilian abbot at Naso, Sicily.

Saint Conon
Born3 June 1139
Naso, Sicily, Italy
Died28 March 1236
Naso, Sicily, Italy
Venerated inRoman Catholic Church
Eastern Orthodox Churches[1]
Feast28 March
PatronageNaso, Italy

Religious lifeEdit

A famous tale from the life of Conon tells that he made a pilgrimage to Jerusalem, and whilst there he received a vision. In this vision, Conon witnessed a priest he knew being suffocated by a snake. Having returning from the Holy Land, he went directly to this priest and told him what he had seen. The priest at once confessed to Conon that he was taking church funds and keeping them for himself. Conon then persuaded his fellow priest to change his ways. Another tale tells of how Conon healed a Sicilian boy of his apoplexy.

Legacy and venerationEdit

In 1571, Naso was in the midst of a dire famine. The people of the city prayed for the intercession of Conon, their patron. Conon then appeared to a ship captain, who brought grain to Naso, and thus the people of Naso survived the famine.


  1. ^ March 28. Latin Saints of the Orthodox Patriarchate of Rome.