Feastday: January 15
When did St. Romedius live: in the second century
Biography of St. Romedius:
St. Romedius came from a noble family from Bavaria and gave all his goods to the poor in order to go on a pilgrimage to Rome. He then decided to start his life as a hermit together with two companions on a little mountains in Tavon (Southtryrol). According to the legend, he once visited the bishop of Trento, Vigilius, riding on a bear. Nowadays, he is especially venerated in the province of Trento.
Patronage: St. Romedius is patron saint of distress and captivity; against fire, hail, flood, fever, toothaches and leg disorders
Statues and wooden sculptures representing St. Romedius - representation, imagery and emblem: St. Romedius is shown as a hermit with a cross and a little bear.