Saint of the Day

May 13: Saint Servatius

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Saint Servatius lived in the fourth century and became the bishop of Tongres in modern Belgium. When Saint Athanasius, the famous archbishop who spoke out against the Arian heresy, was banished, Servatius not only wrote against Arianism but also sheltered Athanasius during his banishment. Servatius predicted that the Huns would invade the area—which they did several decades later—and he went on a pilgrimage to Rome to beg for the protection of his people.

Servatius was greatly revered for his faithfulness and holiness during the middle ages, and several relics of his were venerated during that time.

Saint Servatius, help me to stand up for those who are persecuted for righteousness’ sake.