Piatus of Tournai

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Saint Piatus
Saint Piatus of Tournai
Martyr and Evangelist
Benevento, Italy
Diedc. 286
Tournai, Belgium[1]
Venerated inRoman Catholic Church, Eastern Orthodox Church
FeastOctober 1
Attributesholding top part of his skull

Piatus of Tournai (also Piaton, Platon, Piat, Piato) (died c. 286) was a Belgian saint. He was a native of Benevento, Italy, 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]



  1. ^ a b Jones, Terry. "Saint Piaton". Saints.SQPN.com. Archived from the original on February 21, 2007. Retrieved 2012-03-03. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)CS1 maint: unfit url (link)
  2. ^ Roman, Alexander. "Chartres Cathedral: When East had already met West". Ukrainian Orthodoxy. Archived from the original on October 4, 2006. Retrieved 2007-03-15. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)

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