Florinus of Remüs

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Saint Florinus of Remüs
Cathedral of St. Florin, Vaduz .jpg
Bust of St. Florinus in Cathedral of Vaduz (Liechtenstein).
Confessor
Died 856 AD
Venerated in Roman Catholic Church
Feast 17 November
Attributes bottle or glass of wine[1]
Patronage Vinschgau Valley; Engadin;[2] Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Vaduz; diocese of Chur

Florinus of Remüs (died 856 AD), also known as Florin, Florian of Chur, Florinus of Matsch, and Florinus of Vinschgau, is venerated as a saint in the Catholic Church, particularly in the dioceses of Chur, Bolzano-Brixen, Vaduz, and in the Rhineland.

Little is known of his life, as there is no early vita. Florinus may have been the son of an Anglo-Saxon man and Jewish woman, a convert to Christianity, who had settled at Matsch (Mazia) in the Vinschgau Valley on their way back from a pilgrimage to Rome.[3]

Florinus received his education from a priest at Unterengadin, where he was also ordained.[3] He then worked as a priest at Remüs (Ramosch).[3]

Miracles are attributed to him, including the turning of water into wine.[3] After his death, numerous miracles were said to have taken place at his tomb in the parish church of Remüs.[3]

Veneration[edit]

He is called a confessor of the faith rather than a martyr. After his death, the popularity of his cult increased, and his relics were distributed to various places, including the Florinskirche at Koblenz (in 950 AD) and also Regensburg.[2] Vaduz Cathedral and the parish church at Matsch (Mazia) are also dedicated to him.[2] He is depicted in a stained-glass window in the cathedral at Chur.[2]

Sources[edit]

  • Jan-Andrea Bernhard: Geschichtliche Einführung in das Wirken und die Wirkung des heiligen Florinus; in: Der Schlern 81 (2007), S. 20–47
  • Jan-Andrea Bernhard: Streit um einen Heiligen: der Heilige Florinus von Ramosch als Zankapfel in Geschichte und Gegenwart; in: Bündner Monatsblatt 2006, Nr.1, S. 35–67
  • Alfred Pothmann: Der heilige Florinus: aus der Geschichte der Heiligenverehrung im Stift Essen; in: Das Münster am Hellweg 37 (1984), S. 14–21
  • Hedwig Röckelein: Der Kult des heiligen Florinus im Stift Essen; in: Jan Gerchow et al. (eds.): Essen und die sächsischen Frauenstifte im frühen Mittelalter; Essen 2003; S. 59–86

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.obervinschgau.it/matsch/
  2. ^ a b c d ? (n.d.). "Florinus vom Vintschgau". Ökumenisches Heiligenlexikon. Retrieved August 26, 2008. 
  3. ^ a b c d e Mollen, Thomas (November 2005). "Heiliger Florinus vom Vinschgau". Kirchensite=. Retrieved August 26, 2008. 

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