New Catholic Dictionary – Saint Mamertus


Confessor, archbishop of Vienne, born near Lyons, France; died Vienne, c.475. He was distinguished for both secular and theological learning and was involved, 463, in a dispute with Pope Hilarius regarding the privileges of the See of Arles. He is best known as the founder of the Rogation Processions. During his episcopate the relics of Saint Ferreolus were discovered and interred in the church which Mamertus built in honor of the saint. His remains were burned at Orleans by the Huguenots. Feast, 11 May.

MLA Citation

  • “Saint Mamertus”. New Catholic Dictionary. CatholicSaints.Info. 2 May 2013. Web. 21 November 2019. <>