Himerius of Cremona
name= Saint Himerius of Cremona
Roman Catholic Church
Himerius (Imier, Imerio) of Cremona (d.
June 17, ca. 560), also known as Himerius of Amelia, was an Italian bishop. He is venerated as a saintby the Roman Catholic Churchand Christian communities of Western Rite Orthodoxy.
A native of
Calabria, Himerius was a monkat Amelia before being appointed bishop there. He is described as having been an extremely austere, ascetic personality, both in regard to himself and others.
Himerius' name does not appear in the ancient
martyrologies. However, his name appears in the "Roman Martyrology".
An abbot named Ambrose (Ambrogio), who lived around the twelfth century, wrote a "Vita" of Himerius, but only its
prologueremains. A later bishop of Amelia, Antonio Maria Graziano(1592-1611), also wrote a biography of the saint. [http://www.santiebeati.it/dettaglio/57750 Sant' Imerio di Amelia ] ]
Around 965, Himerius' relics were moved from Amelia to
Cremonaby Liutprand (Liutprando, Luizo), bishop of Cremonafrom 962 to 972. They were interred in a church that was later destroyed. Rediscovered in 1129, they were placed in a sepulcher. A monk named John (Giovanni) wrote, in the 12th century, a collection of miracles performed by the saint after this rediscovery of the relics. This was composed during the episcopate of the Cremonese bishop Offredo (1168-1185).
The monastery of Sant'Imerio was built in Cremona in 1606 to house members of the Order of the Discalced Carmelites. [http://www.rccr.cremona.it/doc_comu/info/chiese/engl_info_s_imerio.shtm]
Western Rite Orthodoxy
St. Fructus (Frutos)
* [http://www.saintpatrickdc.org/ss/0617.htm#hime Saints of June 17: Himerius of Cremona]
*it icon [http://www.santiebeati.it/dettaglio/57750 Sant'Imerio di Amelia]
* [http://www.orthodoxengland.org.uk/saintsh.htm Latin Saints of the Orthodox Patriarchate of Rome page]
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