Book of Saints – Severinus – 8 January

painting of Saint Severin of Noricum; detail from the altar in the church of San Severin in Naples, Italy; c.1470 by the Master of San Severino; swiped from Wikimedia CommonsArticle

(Saint) Bishop (January 8) (5th century) There is considerable difficulty in identifying this Saint. The Martyrology notice describing him as brother of the Martyr Saint Victorinus can scarcely be upheld. He was probably the missionary Bishop or Abbot, Saint Severinus, who evangelised the countries bordering on the Upper Danube, and whose body was brought to Naples six years after his death (A.D. 482).

MLA Citation

  • Monks of Ramsgate. “Severinus”. Book of Saints, 1921. CatholicSaints.Info. 25 December 2016. Web. 29 October 2020. <>