Book of Saints – Amator – 1 May


AMATOR (AMATRE, AMADOUR) (Saint) Bishop (May 1) (5th century) A disciple of Saint Valerian, Bishop of Auxerre, and the husband of a holy woman venerated locally as Saint Martha. By mutual agreement, Saint Martha entered a convent and Saint Amator received Holy Orders, and later succeeded Eladius as Bishop of Auxerre (A.D. 306). In his turn he was succeeded by the famous Saint Germanus, whom he had ordained. Saint Amator was buried (A.D. 418) in the church which he had built in honour of the Martyr Saint Symphorian, and which later bore his own name.

MLA Citation

  • Monks of Ramsgate. “Amator”. Book of Saints, 1921. CatholicSaints.Info. 30 May 2012. Web. 23 September 2020. <>