Feast day: May 13
When did St. Servatius live: in the fourth century
Biography of St. Servatius:
Servatius was originally from Armenia and became first bishop of Tongern in 340. According to the legend, an angel appeared him and predicted the invasion of the Huns in Belgium. Thus, Servatius moved the bishop's see from Tongern to Maastricht where he died and was buried shortly after in 384. Some claim, that Servatius was murdered with a wooden chair. His figure became famous because of the predicted invasion of the Huns.
Patronage: St. Servatius is patron saint of the Dutch city Maastricht and invoked against foot troubles, lameness, rheumatism, rats and mice
Statues and wooden sculptures representing St. Servatius - portrayal, imagery and emblem: St. Servatius is shown as a bishop with miter, crosier, cross around his neck, book, clog and the so-called "servatius-key".