St. Amatus of Nusco(Aug.31)

Aug 31, 2012 by

August 31

Saint Amatus of Nusco

Patron Saint of

Nusco, Italy;

against Earthquakes


Feast Dates:

August 31

September 30

Extract from Amatus of Nusco: “Born to a wealthy family. First bishop of Nusco, Italy in 1048. He restored and built churches, and helped found the Benedictine monastery of Santa Maria in nearby Fondigliano, Italy, a house that lasted 400 years.”

Extract from Amatus of Nusco:  “Amatus of Nusco, in Italian Amato di Nusco (c. 1003 – 1093) was the first bishop of Nusco in Irpinia, southern Italy. He died (probably) on 30 September 1093. Numerous miracles were reported at the site of his tomb and his cult developed to the point where he became recognized as a saint in the Roman Catholic Church, celebrated in the Roman Martyrology on 30 September. The monks of Montevergine regarded him as a disciple of William of Vercelli and accordingly argued for 30 September 1193 as the date of his death.”  See also:  Sant’ Amato di Nusco (It).


The Missionaries of Mercy and our collaborators have prayed for the intercession of St. Amatus of Nusco on  behalf of those affected by the following disasters:

Destruction in Pakistan due to Iranian Earthquake (April 16, 2013) (Asia) See World Mission Rosary Intentions: April 22 – May 5, 2012.

Earthquake in Bali, Indonesia (September 6, 2011) (Oceania) See World Mission Rosary Intentions: October 24 – November 7, 2011.

Earthquake in Indonesia (September 6, 2011) (Oceania) See World Mission Rosary Intentions: September 12 – September 26, 2011.

Earthquake in Biak, Papua (June 16, 2010) (Oceania) See World Mission Rosary Intentions: July 5-July 18, 2010.





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