Saint Servatus of Tongres

statue of Saint Servatus with his key, defeating a dragon representing heresy; date and artist unknown; Basilica of Saint Servatius, Grimbergen, Belgium; photographed on 12 March 2012 by Mattana; swiped from Wikimedia CommonsAlso 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
Additional Information

MLA Citation

  • “Saint Servatus of Tongres“. CatholicSaints.Info. 14 May 2021. Web. 27 October 2021. <>