Saint Omer

Saint Omer, BishopAlso known as

  • Audomarus



In 617, following the death of his parents, Omer became a Benedictine monk at Luxeuil, France under the direction of Saint Eustace. Bishop of Therouanne in 637. He reformed the administration of his diocese, and supported ministry to the sick and poor; his brother monks from Luxeuil played a large role in this work. Founded the monastery of Sithiu; it became a great religious center, and the town that developed around it became known as Saint Omer. Reputed miracle worker.



  • 670 of natural causes
  • interred in the church that has since been named the cathedral of Saint Omer


MLA Citation

  • “Saint Omer“. CatholicSaints.Info. 19 April 2021. Web. 23 September 2021. <>