Feast day of St. Cornelius: September 16
When did St. Cornelius live: in the third century
Biography of St. Cornelius:
Cornelius was the successor of the Roman bishop Fabian, who has died as a martyr during the persecution of Christians. Cornelius was elected bishop of Rome when the persecutions stopped in 251. Under Emperor Gallus, the persecutions started again in 253, and Cornelius had to feel to Civitavecchia where he died. He was buried in the Catacombs of Callixtus
Patronage of St. Cornelius: St. Cornelius is patron saint of the farmers, of cattle, lovers and against epilepsy, seizures, nerve- and ear-aches
Statues and wooden sculptures representing St. Cornelius - representation, imagery and emblem: St Cornelius is shown as Roman bishop with a book, the crosier, miter and a horn. The horn is a gift from a bird, that showed his gratitude for the healing through the prayer of Cornelius. It is said that Cornelius used this horn as drinking vessels.