St. Mamertus of Vienne


 
Feast Day:
Roman Rite Calendar - 05/11


Also known as
    Mamertius of Vienne
    Mammertus of Vienne

Memorial
    11 May

Profile
    Archbishop of Vienne, France in 461. Known for his secular and theological learning, and for bringing back the faith to an indifferent region. Involved in a dispute with Pope Saint Hilarius in 463 about the privileges of the diocese of Arles, France. Brought back the tradition of rogation processions which soon gained papal approval and were used throughout Europe. Built a church in honor of Saint Ferreolus whose relics were discovered in his diocese. A miracle worker, he is reported to have ended an urban disaster - through prayer he stopped a fire that was destroying the city of Vienne one Easter night.

Born
    near Lyons, France

Died
    c.477 at Vienne, France of natural causes
    interred in the cathedral of Orleans, France
    remains burned by Huguenots in the 16th century

Canonized
    Pre-Congregation



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