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Saint Amand

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Saint Amand (ca. 584 near Nantes, Poitou, d– ca. 679 at the Abbey of Elnone)

Also known as: Amandus; Amand of Maastricht; Amand of France

Memorial Day: February 6

Became a monk at age 20. Later Bishop of Maastricht. Became an evangelist working in France, Flanders, Carinthia, Gascony and Germany. Bishop of Maastricht. Established several monastaries and convents. Finally became Abbot of Elnone.

Friend and spiritual advisor of Saint Humbert of Pelagius and Saint Bavo. Assisted in his work by Saint Acharius.

Amand is the Roman Catholic Patron Saint of all that produce beer, from brewers and vintners to bartenders: brewers, innkeepers, merchants, vine growers, and the patron of Boy Scouts.

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