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E06881: Pope Martin I, in a letter of 649 to Amandus, bishop of Maastricht (north-east Gaul), refers to relics of unnamed saints that he is giving the bishop. Written in Latin in Rome.

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Martin I, Letter 2 (Letter to Amandus)

Extract:

Reliquias vero sanctorum, de quibus praesentium lator nos admonuit, dari praecepimus.

'We have given instructions that the relics of saints, about which the bearer of the present [letters] asked, should be given.'

Martin continues by promising to also send books.

Text: Patrologia Latina 87. Translation: Frances Trzeciak.

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Evidence ID

E06881

Saint Name

Saints, unnamed : S00518

Type of Evidence

Literary - Letters

Language

Latin

Evidence not before

649

Evidence not after

649

Activity not before

649

Activity not after

649

Place of Evidence - Region

Rome and region

Place of Evidence - City, village, etc

Rome

Place of evidence - City name in other Language(s)

Rome Rome Rome Roma Ῥώμη Rhōmē

Cult Activities - Protagonists in Cult and Narratives

Ecclesiastics - bishops

Cult Activities - Relics

Unspecified relic Transfer, translation and deposition of relics Transfer/presence of relics from distant countries

Source

Letter from the letter collection of Pope Martin I (649-655). In this letter, Martin asks Amandus not to abdicate his episcopal seat. Amandus had apparently expressed a desire to do just this in the letter the messenger bore when he asked for the relics of ‘true saints’. However, Martin’s entreaty was not successful: Amandus left his post just a couple of years later.

Bibliography

Edition: Patrologia Latina 87.

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