AMATUS (Saint) Bishop (August 31) (12th century) The life of this Saint has been written by several authors, but they disagree considerably even as to the century in which he lived. The most likely account of him is that he was of noble birth, a native of the South of Italy, that he distributed all his worldly goods to the poor, became a priest, and afterwards a monk in the Abbey of Monte Vergine. There he worked miracles, and eventually (it would appear under the Pontificate of Pope Adrian IV), was chosen Bishop of Nusco. The year of his death is given as A.D. 1193. But there are reputable authors who date his Episcopate a century earlier.