Modestus (1), St
Modestus (1), St.
an apostle of the Church in Carinthia, flourished in the 8th century. He was one of six whom bishop Vigilius of Salzburg sent to Carinthia to preach the glad tidings. Modestus lived but a short time after his arrival in Carinthia, but the success of his mission is manifest in the conversion of the princes of the country, who are said to have espoused the cause of Christianity at this time. SEE CARINTHIA. Modestus is commemorated in the Latin Church as a saint.
(2.) Another Modestus flourished in the 7th century (616-626) as patriarch of the Church of Jerusalem. He is reputed as the restorer of the holy church at Jerusalem. which was destroyed by the Persians under Chosroes II in 614.