Saint Metrone of Verona

bas-relief depiction of Saint Metrone holding the fish that ate his key; 16th century; church of Saint Cyriakus in Gernrode, GermanyAlso known as

  • Metro
  • Metron
  • Metronius



8th-century penitent who chained himself to a stone in front of the cathedral of Verona, Italy, threw the key into Adige River, and lived there on the street for seven years in penance. The key to his chains was found in the belly of a fish by two fishermen who took the key to the local bishop. The bishop took the return to the key as a sign, freed Metrone from his chains, and welcomed him to active Communion in the Church.



Additional Information

MLA Citation

  • “Saint Metrone of Verona“. CatholicSaints.Info. 7 May 2017. Web. 30 March 2020. <>