Saint Beatus of Lungern

Saint Beatus of LungernAlso known as

  • Apostle of Switzerland
  • Beatus of Beatenberg
  • Beatus of Thun

Memorial

Profile

Convert, baptized in England by Saint Barnabas the Apostle. Priest, ordained in Rome, Italy by Saint Peter the Apostle. Missionary to Switzerland. Lived in a cave above the Lake of Thun, which tradition says is where he fought a dragon (often used as a metaphor for chasing the devil out of a region by bringing in Christianty); it became known as Mount Beatenburg in his honor, and became a place of pilgrimage in later years. Confessor of the faith.

Died

  • c.112 on Mount Beatenburg, Lake of Thun, Switzerland of natural causes

Canonized

Patronage

Representation

  • old man in a cave, usually reading
  • monk fighting or chasing a dragon
  • monk with a book and a weapon
Additional Information

MLA Citation

  • “Saint Beatus of Lungern“. Saints.SQPN.com. 16 April 2014. Web. 18 April 2014. <>