New Catholic Dictionary – Saint Amand

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Confessor, apostle of Flanders, born Nantes, France, 594; died monastery of Elnon (now Saint Amand), 684. Clotaire II sent him to Flanders; his monasteries at Ghent and Mount Blandin were the first in Belgium. For a while bishop of Maastricht, he later labored in the Basque country (Navarre), returned to Belgium, and founded several other monasteries. Patron of inn-keepers, wine-merchants, brewers, and Boy Scouts. Emblems: church, chair, flag. Relics at Saint Amand. Feast, 6 February.

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  • “Saint Amand”. New Catholic Dictionary. Saints.SQPN.com. 29 July 2012. Web. 16 April 2014. <http://saints.sqpn.com/new-catholic-dictionary-saint-amand/>