Saint Mitre

St Mitre at Aix Cathedral.

Mitre (433–466) was a Catholic saint, who was born in Thessaloniki, Greece and died in Aix-en-Provence.[1]


According to the legend,[2] Mitre, a field worker living in Aix-en-Provence with Arvendus, was charged with witchcraft for making a miracle come true. He was beheaded. He then picked up his head and took it to a church in Aix, Église Notre-Dame de la Seds.

On 23 October 1383 his relics were moved to the Cathédrale Saint-Sauveur in Aix-en-Provence. It is said that the right-hand column holding his tombstone had a shining hole in it, giving out a liquid good for curing eye sores.

Saint Mitre to this day

Chapel St Mitre in Aix Cathedral.


  1. Ambroise Roux-Alphéran, Les Rues d'Aix
  2. célébrités d'aix-en-provence

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