Amasius of Teano

Saint Amasius of Teano (Italian: Amasio di Teano) (d. 356) was the second bishop of Teano in Italy.[1]

According to his Vita, Amasius was a Greek who was forced into exile, fleeing the persecution of the Arian Emperor Constantius.[2] Pope Julius II invited him to preach in Campania.[3] In Sora he healed a boy with gout and performed other miracles, but was later expelled by the Arian faction.[4]

In 346 Julius appointed him bishop of Teano in the Province of Caserta in succession to Saint Paris, and consecrated him bishop in the Basilica of Santi Apostoli, Rome. The Sorani, to repair the offense done to him, erected a church in his honor.[5]

Amasius died around 356; his feast day is 23 January.

"In Teano in Campania, commemoration of Saint Amasius, bishop, around 356." (Roman martyrology)[6] His cult is still alive in several dioceses in central Italy.[3]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Walsh, Michael (2007). A New Dictionary of Saints: East and West. p. 31. ISBN 9780814631867.
  2. ^ Ughelli, Ferdinando; Coleti, Niccolo (1720). Italia Sacra Sive De Episcopis Italiae (in Latin)
  3. ^ a b Odden, Per Einar. "Den hellige Amasius av Teano ( -356)", Den katolske kirke, November 28, 2015
  4. ^ Schäfer, Joachim. "Amasius von Teano", Ökumenischen Heiligenlexikon
  5. ^ Caraffa, Filippo. "Sant'Amasio", Santi e Beati, August 2, 2011 (in Italian)
  6. ^ "Saint Amasius", Nominis