Florinus of Remüs
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.
Saint Florinus of Remüs
Bust of St. Florinus in Cathedral of Vaduz (Liechtenstein).
|Venerated in||Roman Catholic Church|
|Attributes||bottle or glass of wine|
|Patronage||Vinschgau Valley; Engadin; Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Vaduz; diocese of Chur|
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.
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. Vaduz Cathedral and the parish church at Matsch (Mazia) are also dedicated to him. He is depicted in a stained-glass window in the cathedral at Chur.
- 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