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Saint Severinus, Apostle of Noricum Province
The article presents information about St. Severinus, a Western saint who preached mainly in the parts of present Austria. Known as Saint Severinus of Noricum or Naples, Saint Severinus preached the Gospel in the 5th century in the province of Noricum. Apparently, he was not a priest or a monk, but a heremit with the gift of foreseeing, of wonderworking. He established several monasteries, and tried to organize the population withdrawing in front of the barbarians. It is commemorated by the Orthodox and Catholic Churches on January 8th. He is considered patron of those in prison, but also of the wine- growers.