San Honorato, patrón de los panaderos

He was bishop of Amiens (France), around the 6th century, born in Port-leGrand (Pothieu), not knowing the exact date of his birth. He died there on May 16 of the year 600. Member of one of the most important families in France, with Bishop Sant Beat as teacher and spiritual guide, becoming his successor.

Traditionally, during his consecration, a divine ray and a mysterious oil descended on his head, God wanted to confirm with a prodigy that all the assistants could see.

San Honorato proclaimed millers and bakers as their protégés. The cult of San Honorato spread out of the limits of the bishopric throughout the country, and later, beyond the borders.

The Renold Theriens baker, a gift in 2102 a few grounds in Paris to build a chapel in honor of the saint. It later became one of the richest in Paris, giving rise to the Rue and the Faubourg Saint Honoré, one of the most joyous streets of the gala capital. In 1400, the bakers of Paris established their cofradia in the Church of San Honorato, celebrating from that moment their patron feast on May 16 and spreading their devotion and patronage all over the world.

This devotion was so great, that in 1659, Louis XIV ordered that each baker should attend the feast of San HonRato on May 16, the divine service, and pay every Sunday a reward to the community.

Not everywhere is worshiped to San Honorato, in other places it was to St. Ludardo, which in the thirteenth century practiced baker's profession, in Saint-Denis venera to Sant Illes, because its name in Greek means wheatIn Flanders and other Belgian towns, Saint Ambert, Bishop of Cambrai, will be sold, having been a baker cured by his mediation. In Valencia the Virgen de la Merced, in Castellón, Nuestra Mrs. de Lidón, in Zaragoza, Santa Rita de Casia, in Barcelona were also patrons of the San Gim and San Juan bakers. Bread.

Other saints of the bakers with the Virgin of the Mercedes (Valencia), Santa Rita (Zaragoza) and the Virgen del Lledo (Castellón).

Being proclaimed bishop, who counts, that his mother was coking breadin the house (possibly with Mother Mass and in a manner similar to that which we can do in Biopadanery today) when he welcomed the news of his consecration with an incredulous surprise. So she told her son that she would only believe it if she converted the scorched pala she used to bake into a tree, and this roots. Confirming to his word, San Honorato planted the shovel in the courtyard of the house, which would later become a douse. Since then, the patron saint, is disputed by florists and bakers.

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