Feast day: September 13
When did St. Amatus live: in the sixth and seventh century
Biography of St. Amatus:
Amatus was born in a noble family in Grenoble (France). Already in early years, he was placed into the St. Maurice Abbey where he became a Benedictine monk. Soon after though, he decided to lead a hermetic life. In 614, he travelled to Luxeuil and converted important personalities of the court of King Theodbert II. Together with St. Romaric, he founded a dual monastery at Remiremont Abbey of which he became abbot. Amatus died in 627.
Statues and wooden sculptures representing St. Amatus - portrayal, imagery and emblem: St. Amatus is shown as a hermit with simple gown, rosary, cross with little bell and a trunk at his feet as a symbol for his love of nature.