Saint Remigius: The Iconography
OCTOBER 1
As a bishop, St. Remigius is almost always portrayed wearing a mitre. Unlike many bishop saints who are shown in chasubles, he often wears a rich cope over an alb, as at right.

Remigius is important as the man who baptized Clovis, the first king of the Franks to adopt the Christian faith. In San Luigi dei Francesi in Venice, a cycle of frescoes follows the story as told in the Golden Legend: Clovis vows that he will accept Christ if he defeats the Alemans, he wins the battle, and then he is baptized and anointed with a flask of oil brought by the Holy Spirit.

Prepared in 2015 by Richard Stracke, Emeritus Professor of English, Augusta University

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Levieux, St. Remigius Cures the Blind Man, 17th century (See description page)

DATES

  • Died 530 or 533

NAMES

  • In France the saint's name is St. Rémy

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