Butler’s Lives of the Saints – Saint Honoratus, in French Honore, Bishop of Amiens, Confessor

detail of a statue of Saint Honorius of Amiens; by Eugène Aizelin, 1873; church of Saint-Roch, Paris, France; photographed on 1 March 2008 by Marie-Lan Nguyen; swiped from Wikimedia CommonsArticle

He was a native of Ponthieu, and bishop of Amiens about the year 660. In 1204 a church was built at Paris in his honour by a private gentleman named Renold Cherins, who four years after endowed it with a foundation for several canonries, the number of which has been since augmented. This collegiate church became very famous. It is also a small parish. Saint Honoratus is titular saint of a chartreuse at Abbeville, which was founded in 1306.

MLA Citation

  • Father Alban Butler. “Saint Honoratus, in French Honore, Bishop of Amiens, Confessor”. Lives of the Fathers, Martyrs, and Principal Saints, 1866. CatholicSaints.Info. 15 August 2017. Web. 24 September 2020. <>