Feast day: 20 January
When did St. Aquilinus of Milan live: 970 - 1018
Biography of St. Aquilinus of Milan:
Aquilinus was born in 970 in Würzburg, Bavaria and left his native land in order to avoid being made bishop. His travels led him to Italy, where he settled in Milan. His preachings against arianism were so effective, that a violent opponent killed him in 1018.
Patron saint of hotel porters in Milan
Statues and wooden sculptures representing St. Aquilinus - portrayal, imagery and emblem: St. Aquilinus is shown as a priest with knife in his neck and books at his feet.