Saint of the Day

June 18: Saint Amandus of Bordeaux

Most of what we know about today’s saint, Saint Amandus, we know through the writings of one of his friends. That friend, Saint Paulinus of Nola (354-431), is known to us today as a father of the Church, that is, a leader in orthodoxy in the days of the early Church.

According to his friend, Amandus was a zealous priest who became bishop of Bordeaux, probably in the early fifth century. Paulinus wrote to him often and respected his piety and wisdom. Amandus resigned his position as bishop at one point, apparently due to age, but then returned when his successor passed away.

Saint Amandus, help me to be faithful to God and to develop faithful friendships.