Saint Severinus of Cologne

Saint Severinus of CologneAlso known as

  • Severin
  • Severino

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Bishop of Cologne, Germany. Prominent opponent of Arianism.

Legend says that as a priest, Father Severinus heard a voice saying, “Severinus, you will be bishop of Cologne.” He asked, “When?” “When your staff flourishes,” came the reply. So, he planted his walking stick into the ground. It took root, and on the day it budded he presented himself in Cologne and was chosen bishop.

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  • “Saint Severinus of Cologne“. CatholicSaints.Info. 23 October 2016. Web. 10 December 2016. <>