Feast day: October 13th
When did St. Colman of Stockerau live:
It is said that Colman was the son of a high king of Ireland, who was tortured and hanged at Stockerau in 1012 because he was mistaken for a spy. In truth, Colman was on a pilgrimage to the Holy Land but spoke no German and was thus recognized as a spy. After his death, his body is said to have remained incorrupt for eighteen months and that many miracles happened at his grave.
Patronage: St. Colman is patron saint of Austria, Melk, of hanged men, horned cattle, of horses and invoked against plague, hanging and gout.
Statues and wooden sculptures representing St. Colman of Stockerau- portrayal, imagery and emblem: St. Colman of Stockerau is shown as pilgrim with simple gown, a cross with little bell and a pilgrimbottle.