Wednesday, October 28, 2020

Saint of the Day – May 4 – Saint Florian of Lorch

The Memorial of Saint Florian of Lorch

Saint Florian of Lorch is the Patron Saint of

• Linz, Austria;
• Kraków, Poland;
• Chimneysweeps;
• Firefighters;
• Soap boilers;
• Upper Austria

Saint Florian of Lorch Date of Birth, Country of Birth, Profession, Place of Work, Date of Death, Place of Death, Feast Day, Beatification Date, Canonization DateMatrimony/Holy OrdersMarried People who became Saints

Saint Florian of Lorch brief life History

Date of Birth Around 250 AD
Country of Birth Austria in Europe
Profession Military administrator of the town of Noricum Austria, and a closet Christian
Place of Work Noricum Austria
Date of Death 304 AD
Place of Death Enns (river) Austria
Feast Day May 4
Beatification By Pre-Congregation
Canonization By Pre-Congregation
Patron Saint of • Linz, Austria;
• Kraków, Poland;
• Chimneysweeps;
• Firefighters;
• Soap boilers;
• Upper Austria

Saint Florian of Lorch Short life History

Saint Florian of Lorch was a third century officer in Roman army stationed in modern Austria.

• He was a military administrator of the town of Noricum, and a closet Christian.
• He is said to have stopped a town from burning by praying and throwing a single bucket of water on the blaze, and thus his association with firefighters and those who protect us from fire, including chimney sweeps.
• When ordered to execute a group of Christians during the persecutions of Diocletian, he refused, and professed his own faith.
• He is a Martyr.

Today’s Catholic Quote:

Saint Florian of Lorch died by being scourged, flayed alive, a stone tied to his neck, and dumped into a river. His body later retrieved by Christians and buried at an Augustinian monastery near Lorch. His relics were translated to Rome in 1138. Part of the relics given to King Casimir of Poland and the bishop of Cracow by Pope Lucius III, which led to Florian’s patronage of Poland and Upper Austria

Saint Florian of Lorch
Saint Florian of Lorch

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