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Amand of Maastricht

St. Amand of Maastricht

Born: 589

Died: 679

Canonized: pre-Congregation

Feast Day: February 6

Patron Saint of: hotel keepers, vintners

Amand of Maastricht lived in Bourges, France, as a hermit for nearly 15 years before he started converting non-believers to the Christian faith. Because Amand took his message as far as his feet would carry him, never staying longer than necessary in one location, never establishing a home for himself, he is known as the patron saint of hotel keepers. He continued to preach until the age of 90.