Amatus (or Aime), St

Amatus (Or Aime), St.

bishop OF SENS, and patron of Douay, in Flanders, was born in the 7th century of pious parents. In 669 he was compelled to take the charge of the Church of Sens, which he governed with admirable vigilance and mildness. After a time king Thierry II banished him to the Monastery of St. Fursy at Peronne. Subsequently he was put in trust of the Monastery of Bruel (or Brueil), built on the river Lys, in Flanders, in the diocese of Terouane, where he died and was buried in 690. His body was translated to Douay in 870, where it now remains. The Roman martyrology commemorates him on Sept. 13.

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