Atto of Pistoia

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Saint Bishop
Atto
O.S.B. Vall.
Bishop of Pistoia
Church Roman Catholic Church
Diocese Pistoia
See Pistoia
Appointed 1133
Term ended 22 May 1153
Predecessor Ildebrando Guidi
Successor Tracio
Orders
Consecration c. 1133
Rank Bishop
Personal details
Birth name Atto
Born c. 1070
Beja, Portugal
Died 22 May 1153 (aged 83)
Pistoia, Italy
Sainthood
Feast day
  • 22 May
  • 21 June (Pistoia)
Venerated in Roman Catholic Church
Canonized 24 January 1605
Saint Peter's Basilica, Papal States
by Pope Clement VIII
Attributes
  • Episcopal attire
  • Pastoral staff
  • Benedictine habit

Saint Atto (1070 – 22 May 1153) was a Portuguese Roman Catholic bishop and a professed member from the Vallumbrosan Order as well as the Bishop of Pistoia and a noted historiographer.

He was born at Beja in the Portuguese region of Alentejo in 1070. He became Abbot of Vallombrosa (in Tuscany) in 1105, and in 1135 was made Bishop of Pistoia, also in Tuscany. He wrote lives of St. John Gualbert and St. Bernard of Vallombrosa, bishop of Parma. In 1145 he transferred to Pistoia certain relics of the Apostle St. James of Compostella. His correspondence on that occasion is found in Ferdinando Ughelli, Italia sacra, VII, 296.

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