Feast day: October 23
When did St. Severin live: in the fourth century
Biography of Severin of Cologne:
Unfortunately, little is known about the life of St. Severin of Cologne. Apparently, he was the third bishop of Cologne and he could hear heavenly voices and heavenly singing. It is said that he heard about the death of Martin of Tours from the angel's voices. He founded a monastery in honor of St. Cornelius and Cyprian, which is nowadays the Basilica of St. Severin. Also, Severin was an opponent of Arianism. He died in 403
Patronage: Severin is patron saint of Cologne, of the weavers, for rain; against misfortune and drought.
Statues and wooden sculptures representing St. Severin: portrayal, symbolism and emblem: St. Severin is shown as a bishop with miter, a book and holding the bishop's crook.