Blessed Herman Joseph

detail from 'Vision of Blessed Joseph Herman' by Anthony Van Dyck, 1629, Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna, AustriaAlso known as

  • Hermann Joseph

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Son of Saint Hildegund. Had a great devotion to Mary from an early age, and as a child would spend his free time in prayer at the nearby church of Saint Mary. Mystic whose otherwordly experiences made him famous throughout the areas of modern Germany. Premonstratensian monk at Steinfeld, Germany; cared for the refectory and sacristy in the house, and could build or repair clocks. Priest. Mystical writer of prayers, hymns, and bible studies; his visions and ecstacies continued throughout his life. Spiritual director of a group of Cistercian nuns at Hoven, Germany.

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  • “Blessed Herman Joseph“. Saints.SQPN.com. 24 March 2014. Web. 23 September 2014. <>