Wednesday, January 9, 2008

Servatus Patron Saint of Success

Servatus
Also known as
Servaas; Servatius; Servais
Memorial
13 May
Profile
Bishop of Tongres in the modern Nederlands for 37 years. Welcomed Saint Athanasius during his exile by the Arians. Worked to remove the heretical bishop of Cologne in 346. Active at the Council of Rimini in 359. Prophesied the mid-5th century invasion of Gaul by the Huns.
Born
Armenian
Died
13 March 384 at Tongres, Belgium of fever; initially interred at Tongres; miracles reported at his tomb; relics translated to the Saint Servaas Basilica, Maastricht, province of Limburg, Nederlands when Tongres was sacked
Canonized
Pre-Congregation
Patronage
against foot problems; against lameness; against leg problems; against mice; against rats; against rheumatism; foot problems; lameness; leg problems; rheumatism; success
Representation
bishop holding a key and accompanied by an angel meeting burghers at a city gate; bishop holding a key in one hand while placing his crozier on a dragon; bishop reading desk where nearby sits a shield with three wooden shoes; bishop with three wooden shoes; man striking water with a staff; pilgrim sleeping in the sun while an eagle fans him

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