|Saint Remigius, Bishop -
died ca. 530
St. Remigius (in French "Saint Rémy") is important as the man who baptized Clovis, the 6th-century king of the Franks. A set of frescoes in his chapel in San Luigi dei Francesi 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 is baptized and anointed with a flask of oil sent by the Holy Spirit.
Unlike many bishop saints who are shown in chasubles, St. Remigius wears a cope that opens to reveal his alb, both in the frescoes and in the image at left. The white of the alb is repeated in the white mitre. This emphasis on the color white may be due to its associations with baptism.
Feast day: October 1
At left, "St. Remigius Cures the Blind Man" - Church of San Luigi dei Francesi