Saint Stamp

Saint Stamp

Saint Stamp est un saint catholique, vénéré par ou pour les personnes atteintes de goutte ou ayant difficultés de locomotion - principalement pour les enfants qui tardent à faire leurs premiers pas ou qui ont des difficultés à se tenir debout.

Ce saint ne figure pas, sous ce nom, dans la liturgie. Il n'a jamais pu être identifié exactement et plusieurs propositions ont été avancées. Saint Stamp pourrait être une déformation de saint Stapin, évêque de Carcassonne au VIIe ‑ VIIIe siècle siècles PCN. En wallon, "stamper" signifie se tenir debout, camper. Mais le nom de saint Stamp pourrait également venir de saint Photin, saint Potin ou saint Potentin…


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