Severus of Avranches

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Severus of Avranches
Bishop
BornCotentin, Normandy, France
Diedc. 690
CanonizedPre-Congregation
Major shrineRouen, France
Feast1 February
AttributesBishop with a nearby horse
Patronageagainst fever; against migraine; drapers; fever; hatmakers; hatters; migraine; milliners; silk workers; weavers; wool manufacturers; wool weavers

Severus of Avranches was born to a poor peasant family in France. He was a shepherd in his youth. After joining the priesthood, he rose through the ranks of monk, priest and later abbot. He became bishop of Avranches. In his later years, he resigned his bishopric and returned to monastic life.

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