Amabilis, St

Amabilis, St.

was born in the 5th century at Riom, in Auvergne, about two leagues from Clermont. Having received the order of priesthood, he was appointed to the cure of his native place, where he labored indefatigably, and built the churches of St. John Baptist and St. Benignus. He died at Clermont, Nov. 1, 464, and was buried in the Church of St. Hilary; but his body was afterwards translated to Riom, and interred in the Church of St. Benignus, which is now called by his name. His festival is celebrated June 11, the day of his translation, or, according to Ruinart, Oct. 19. See Gregory of Tours, De Gloria Confess. 33, 921 and note by Ruinart.

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