Modest (bishop of Trier)

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Saint Modest (died 489) was bishop of Trier[1] [2]when the Franks gained control over the city of Trier and he is considered a Pre-Congregational Saint.[3] His feast day is 24 February.

Despite the turmoil he lived through he died in Trier in 489 of natural causes and his relics are enshrined in the church Saint Matthias, Trier, Germany.[4]

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Titles of the Great Christian Church
Preceded by
Archishop of Trier
476 – 479
Succeeded by
Maximianus of Trier


  1. ^ Diocese of Trier at
  2. ^ Friedrich Pfeiffer: In Modestus. Biographic-bibliographic church encyclopedia (BBKL). Volume 19, Bautz, Nordhausen 2001. ISBN 3-88309-089-1, p.980-981.
  3. ^ St Modestus.
  4. ^ Modestus.
  5. ^ Diocese of Trier at