Saint Servatus of Tongres

detail from a Saint Servatus holy card, Antwerp, 1917, artist unknownAlso known as

  • Servaas
  • Servatius
  • Servais



Bishop of Tongres (in the modern Belgium) for 37 years. Welcomed Saint Athanasius of Alexandria during his exile by the Arians. Worked to remove heretical bishop of Cologne, Germany in 346. Active at the Council of Rimini in 359. Prophesied the mid-5th century invasion of Gaul by the Huns.






  • 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

MLA Citation

  • “Saint Servatus of Tongres“. CatholicSaints.Info. 22 May 2017. Web. 18 January 2019. <>