Feast-day: May 7
When did St. Domitian live: in the sixth century
Biography of St. Domitian:
Domitian was the bishop of Tongeren, Belgium. He became famous for declaring himself against heretics and pagans at the Fifth Council of Orléans in 549. His aim was the evangelization of the Meuse Valley, a valley of Belgium and France. People often called him " the Apostle of the Meuse Valley" because of his great efforts there. Furthermore, he also built churches and hospices where people were cared for. He had great fund-raising skills, in fact, he once helped bearing a famine in his bishopric. He died in 560 and his relics are enshrined in Huy.
Patronage: Patron saint of fever, Huy and Belgium
Statues and woodcarvings from Val Gardena representing St. Domitian - representation, symbolism and emblem: St. Domitian is shown as bishop with the crook, the miter and a book in his hands.