Feastday St. Gereon: October 10
When did St. Gereon live: Fourth century
Biography of St. Gereon:
In the Roman Martyrology, St. Gereon is reported as a martyr in Cologne at the head of an unknown number of Christian soldiers who "with sincere piety bravely offered their necks to the sword." Nothing more specific can be said with certainty about St. Gereon' s history.
Statues and sculptures of St. Gereon portrayal, imagery and emblem:
The iconography related to St. Gereon shows him with all the usual attributes typical of Theban soldiers and warlike saints: the flag with red cross on a white ground, the sword and the palm of martyrdom.
Patronage St. Gereon: Patron of Colonia.