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Saint Amabilis redirects here. There is a female saint (also known as Saint Mable) with this name who died in 634 AD; she was the daughter of an Anglo-Saxon king and became a nun at Saint-Amand monastery, Rouen. Her feast day is July 11.

Saint Amabilis of Riom (or Amabilis of Auvergne) (French: Saint Amable, Italian: Sant'Amabile) was a French saint. Sidonius Apollinaris brought Amabilis to serve at Clermont.[4]

Saint Amabilis
Saint Amable of Riom. Coloured line block. Wellcome V0033408.jpg
Died475 AD
Venerated inRoman Catholic Church
FeastNovember 1; October 18[1]
Attributesbishop listening to an angel playing music[2]
Patronageinvoked against fire, snakes and snake bites;[3] also invoked against demonic possession, mental illness, poison, wild beasts; Auvergne; Riom[2]

He served as a cantor in the church of Saint Mary at Clermont and as a precentor at the cathedral of Clermont and then as a parish priest in Riom. He acquired a reputation for holiness in his lifetime.

VenerationEdit

 
La basilique Saint Amable, Riom.

Riom grew up around the collegiate church of Saint Amable, which was the object of pilgrimages.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Sant' Amabile di Rium
  2. ^ a b "Patron Saints Index: Saint Amabilis". Archived from the original on 2012-02-07. Retrieved 2008-02-29.
  3. ^ St. Amabilis - Catholic Online
  4. ^ Catholic Encyclopedia: Clermont