The life and times of st florian

Later a woman named Valeria had a vision in which she saw him; Florian, in this vision, declared his intent to be buried in a more appropriate location. His body, recovered and was eventually removed to the Augustinian Abbey of St.

This saying is used in German much like the English " not in my back yard ", when the speaker wants to point out that some person tries to get out of an unpleasant situation by an action that will put others in that very same situation.

Saint Florian

In some cases call for a fireman will actually be spoken as calls for Florian. The name Florian is considered synonymous with fireman in the German speaking world. He joined the Roman Army and advanced in the ranks, [3] rising to commander of the imperial army in the Roman province of Noricum.

His legendary "Acts" state that he gave himself up at Lorch to the soldiers of Aquilinus, the governor, when they were rounding up the Christians, and after making a bold confession, he was twice scourged, half-flayed alive, set on fire, and finally thrown into the river Enns with a stone around his neck.

According to legend, his body was interred at St. Many miracles of healing are attributed to his intercession and he is invoked as a powerful protector in danger from fire or water.

Florian was not enforcing the proscriptions against Christians in his territory. Florian, please spare my house, set fire to another one".

The call sign Florentine for firefighting-related, hand held radio equipment is also derived, somewhat inaccurately, from that usage.

When Aquilinus ordered Florian to offer sacrifice to the Roman gods in accordance with Roman religionFlorian refused. Florian has been regarded as a patron of Poland as well as of Linz, Upper Austria and of firemen. Florian organized and trained an elite group of soldiers whose sole duty was to fight fires.

Life[ edit ] St. There has been popular devotion to St.

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In addition to his military duties, he was also responsible for organizing and leading firefighting brigades. The use of St. Florian in many parts of central Europe, and the tradition as to his martyrdom, not far from the spot where the Enns flows into the Danube, is ancient and reliable.

He is invoked against fires, floods, lightning, and the pains of purgatory. Florian was sentenced to be burned at the stake. Standing on the funeral pyre, Florian is reputed to have challenged the Roman soldiers to light the fire, saying "If you wish to know that I am not afraid of your torture, light the fire, and in the name of the Lord I will climbe onto it.

Florian, near Linz, Austria. Patronage[ edit ] St. Veneration[ edit ] Saint Florian is very widely venerated in Central Europe. Since that time, St. His body, recovered and buried by a pious woman, was eventually removed to the Augustinian Abbey of St. Florian is the patron of Austria; also firefighters, chimney sweeps, and brewers.

His feast day is May 4th. Florian commemorated in the Roman Martyrology on May 4th, was an officer of the Roman army, who occupied a high administrative post in Noricum, now part of Austria, and who suffered death for the Faith in the days of Diocletian.

Hence the given name is still widespread in these areas. In the southern, Catholic parts of the German Empire mainly present Bavaria and Austriapeasants regularly have used the name, Florian, as one of the given names for at least one of their male children: Aquilinus was sent to investigate these reports.St.

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RECONCILIATION Reconciliation times on home page STATISTICS. The St. Florian commemorated in the Roman Martyrology on May 4th, was an officer of the Roman army, who occupied a high administrative post in Noricum, now part of Austria, and who suffered death for.

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St. Florian

St. Florian (c. A.D.) was a commander in the Roman army serving under the Emperor Diocletian in present-day Austria. Among his duties was the organization of firefighting brigades.

Among his duties was the organization of firefighting brigades.

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