Saint Viator

Also known as

  • Viâtre



Benedictine monk at the Saint-Mesmin Abbey (also known as Micy Abbey) in the early sixth-century near Orleans, France. Friend and brother monk of Saint Avitus. Spiritual student of Saint Maximinus. Feeling the need for solitude, he left the abbey to live as a hermit near Sologne-sur-Loire, France. Highly esteemed by locals for his holiness of life. Ninth-century legend fills in the gaps in his biography with a narrative involving Saints Viator, Avitus and Mesmin, but it appears to be pious fiction. The town of his tomb changed its name to Saint-Viâtre in his honour in 1854.





Additional Information

MLA Citation

  • “Saint Viator“. CatholicSaints.Info. 5 August 2016. Web. 26 October 2016. <>