Saint Deochar

[Saint Deochar]Also known as

  • Deocarus
  • Deotker
  • Dietger
  • Gottlief
  • Theotgar
  • Theutger

Memorial

Profile

Hermit in the Franconia forests near Fulda, an area in modern Germany. Spiritual student of Blessed Alcuin at Aachen, Germany. Benedictine monk and first abbot of Herriedon abbey; he was chosen for the position by Blessed Charlemagne. Appointed missus regius (king‘s messenger), a royal office, in 802. Helped translate the relics to Saint Boniface to Fulda in 819. Attended the synod of Mainz, Germany in 829. A famous miracle ascribed to him was healing a young boy‘s blindness by prayer.

Born

Died

Canonized

Patronage

Representation

  • man enthroned under Christ among the apostles
  • man giving thanks before an altar while nearby is the boy whose blindness was healed
  • man standing in front of an open tomb, which may be identified as that of Saint Boniface

MLA Citation

  • “Saint Deochar“. Saints.SQPN.com. 11 May 2014. Web. 1 September 2014. <>