Deodatus of Nevers
|Saint Deodatus of Nevers|
The Glorification of Deodatus
|Honored in||Roman Catholic Church|
|Attributes||depicted with hand stretching to thunder clouds or exorcising a woman|
|Patronage||invoked for rain, and against thunderstorm, evil spirits, and plague|
Deodatus (Dié, Didier, Dieudonné, Déodat, Adéodat) of Nevers (d. June 19, ca. 679 AD) was a bishop of Nevers from 655. Deodatus lived with Arbogast in the monastery of Ebersheim, established by Childeric II near Sélestat in the forest of Haguenau.
Deodatus' establishment of the monastery Juncturae (Jointures) in the present town of Saint-Dié followed his appointment as the bishop of Nevers. He placed Jointures under the Rule of Saint Columban (later changed to that of Saint Benedict).