Honorius born into a nobile family. A pious child, as an adult he became the reluctant bishop of Amiens, France. His reluctance was because he considered himself unworthy of the position and responsibility. Legend tells that when word of his appointment as bishop reached his family home, his old nursemaid, who was baking bread at the time, announced that Honorius was not more going to be a bishop than the baker’s peel she was leaning on would become a tree. The wooden peel promptly grew roots and branches becoming a tree.

St. Honorius of Amiens is the patron of bakers and confectioners. His feast day is May 16th.