Severinus

severin) (d.482. “Apostle of Austria.” An Eastern monk of Latin origin, after Attila's death (453) he came to Noricum Riponse, then occupied by barbarian invaders. For thirty years he evangelized the lands around Comagene and Astura (modern Stockerau and Haineburg), founding monasteries at Boiotro (near Passau) and Faviana. He established a kind of theocracy in Noricum when the district was left unprotected by Rome, caring especially for the poor. He won the friendship and respect of all, including that of Odoacer, the barbarian leader. He died at Faviana, and his body was taken to Lucullanum, near Naples (488), where his companion Eugippus wrote his life (511).