Catholic Dictionary

Term

THAUMATURGUS

Definition

Miracle worker. A title given to certain saints outstanding for having performed miracles during their own lifetime or since their death. Among others are St. Gregory (213-70), Sts. Cosmas and Damian (third century), St. Nicholas (fourth century), and St. Anthony of Padua (1195-1231). (Etym. Latin thaumaturgus; from Greek thaumatourgos: thauma, wonder + -ergos, "working," from ergon, work.)