Saint Patroclus (Patroccus; French: Parre, German: Patroklus) of Troyes was a Christian martyr who died around 259 AD. A wealthy native of Troyes, he was noted for his charity.
Highly venerated after the discovery of his Acts, Patroclus is said to have been arrested during the persecutions of the Emperor Aurelian. He is said to have converted Sabinian of Troyes.
His persecutors attempted to drown him in the River Seine, but Patroclus managed to briefly escape. However, he was recaptured and beheaded at Troyes.
St Patrokli Dom (St. Patroclus' Cathedral), in Soest
In 960, Bruno I, Archbishop of Cologne translated Patroclus' relics from Troyes and buried them in 964 in the cathedral in Soest, Germany dedicated to the saint, where he is still today venerated.
In art, he is depicted as a warrior pointing to a fish with a pearl in its mouth. He is invoked against demons and fever.
His feast day is January 21.