Saint Servatus of Tongres

Also known as

  • Servaas
  • Servatius
  • Servais

Memorial

Profile

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.

Born

Died

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Patronage

Representation

  • 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“. Saints.SQPN.com. 6 April 2014. Web. 17 April 2014. <>