Born to the upper class. Convert, brought to the faith by Saint Helladius of Auxerre. Amator felt a call to the priesthood, and studied theology, but his family objected and he withdrew. Married to a woman named Martha from Langres, France; her reputation for holiness led to the locals calling her Saint Martha, and the two lived as brother and sister. Soon after the marriage, Martha entered religious life and Amator joined the clergy. Bishop of Auxerre, France in 388. During his 30 years he converted the remaining pagans in the diocese. Ordained Saint Germanus of Auxerre. Known as a miracle worker.
- 1 May 418 in the cathedral of Auxerre, France of natural causes
- relics destroyed during the French Revolution
- “Saint Amator of Auxerre“. CatholicSaints.Info. 11 April 2009. Web. 25 November 2015. <>