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Saint Piatus
Saint Piatus of Tournai
Martyr and Evangelist
Born unknown, Benevento, Italy
Died c. 286, Tournai, Belgium[1]
Feast July 17, October 1

Saint Piatus of Tournai (also Piaton, Platon, Piat, Piato,) (died ca. 286) was a Belgian saint. He was a native of Benevento, and is traditionally said to have been sent by the pope to evangelize the cities of Chartres and Tournai. Tradition also states that he was ordained by Dionysios the Areopagite. He was martyred under Maximian, by having the top of his skull sliced off. He may be recognized in depictions holding the sliced portion of his skull. Saint Eligius later discovered Piatus' relics and made a reliquary for them.[1]

Some of his relics can be found at Chartres Cathedral.[2]



Notes and references

  1. ^ a b Jones, Terry. "Saint Piaton". Patron Saints Index. Retrieved 2007-03-15.  
  2. ^ Roman, Alexander. "Chartres Cathedral: When East had already met West". Ukrainian Orthodoxy. Retrieved 2007-03-15.  

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