Severus of Avranches
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|Severus of Avranches|
|Born||Cotentin, Normandy, France|
|Major shrine||Rouen, France|
|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.