Feast day: January 8th
When did St. Severinus of Noricum live: in the fifth century
Saint Severiuns was a monk and hermit who put great efforts in the evangelisation of Noricum, which is nowadays Austria. It is believed that he established numerous monasteries near Vienna and that he started caring for the refugees and victims of the invasions of the Huns. He was famous for his eloquence and his preachings. Severinus died on January 5th and his relics can be viewed in the Benedictine monastery of San Severino in Italy.
Patronage: St. Severinus of Noricum is patron saint of Noricum (nowadays Austria), San Severo in Italy
Statues and wooden sculptures representing St. Severinus of Noricum - portrayal, imagery and emblem: St. Severinus of Noricum is shown as hermit with cross with little bell, rosary and a trunk at his feet as a symbol of his love of nature.