St Severinus

(d. 482)

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(d. 482),

‘Apostle of Austria’. He was in early life a monk in the East. After the death of Attila in 453, he came to Noricum Ripense, then overrun by barbarian invaders; he rallied the Church, founded two monasteries, and organized relief work. Feast day, 8 Jan.

Subjects: Christianity — Medieval and Renaissance History (500 to 1500).

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