Florinus of Remüs

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Saint Florinus of Remüs
Confessor
Died 856 AD
Honored in Roman Catholic Church
Feast November 17
Attributes bottle or glass of wine[1]
Patronage Vinschgau Valley; Engadin;[2] Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Vaduz; diocese of Chur

Florinus of Remüs (died 856 AD), also known as Florin, Florian of Chur, Florinus of Matsch, and Florinus of Vinschgau, is venerated as a saint in the Catholic Church, particularly in the dioceses of Chur, Bolzano-Brixen, Vaduz, and in the Rhineland.

Little is known of his life, as there is no early vita. Florinus may have been the son of an Anglo-Saxon man and Jewish woman, a convert to Christianity, who had settled at Matsch (Mazia) in the Vinschgau Valley on their way back from a pilgrimage to Rome.[3]

Florinus received his education from a priest at Unterengadin, where he was also ordained.[3] He then worked as a priest at Remüs (Ramosch).[3]

Miracles are attributed to him, including the turning of water into wine.[3] After his death, numerous miracles were said to have taken place at his tomb in the parish church of Remüs.[3]

Veneration[edit]

He is called a confessor of the faith rather than a martyr. After his death, the popularity of his cult increased, and his relics were distributed to various places, including the Florinskirche at Koblenz (in 950 AD) and also Regensburg.[2] Vaduz Cathedral and the parish church at Matsch (Mazia) are also dedicated to him.[2] He is depicted in a stained-glass window in the cathedral at Chur.[2]

Sources[edit]

  • Jan-Andrea Bernhard: Geschichtliche Einführung in das Wirken und die Wirkung des heiligen Florinus; in: Der Schlern 81 (2007), S. 20–47
  • Jan-Andrea Bernhard: Streit um einen Heiligen: der Heilige Florinus von Ramosch als Zankapfel in Geschichte und Gegenwart; in: Bündner Monatsblatt 2006, Nr.1, S. 35–67
  • Alfred Pothmann: Der heilige Florinus: aus der Geschichte der Heiligenverehrung im Stift Essen; in: Das Münster am Hellweg 37 (1984), S. 14–21
  • Hedwig Röckelein: Der Kult des heiligen Florinus im Stift Essen; in: Jan Gerchow u.a. (Hgg.): Essen und die sächsischen Frauenstifte im frühen Mittelalter; Essen 2003; S. 59–86

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.obervinschgau.it/matsch/
  2. ^ a b c d ? (?). "Florinus vom Vintschgau". Ökumenisches Heiligenlexikon. Retrieved August 26, 2008. 
  3. ^ a b c d e Mollen, Thomas (November 2005). "Heiliger Florinus vom Vinschgau". Kirchensite=. Retrieved August 26, 2008. 

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