Severus of Avranches

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Severus of Avranches
Bishop
Born Cotentin, Normandy, France
Died c. 690
Canonized Pre-Congregation
Major shrine Rouen, France
Feast 1 February
Attributes Bishop with a nearby horse
Patronage against 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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