Saint Wolfgang of Ratisbon

[Saint Wolfgang of Ratisbon]
Also known as

  • Wolfgang of Regensberg
  • The Great Almoner

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Educated by Benedictines at Reichenau, Switzerland. Spiritual student of Saint Romuald. Benedictine monk at Einsiedeln abbey, Switzerland in 964. Teacher; director of the abbey school. Abbey prior in 970. Evangelized the Magyars in modern Hungary. Missionary to Pannonia. Priest. Bishop of Ratisbon (modern Regensberg, Germany) in 972. Reformed clerical discipline and spirituality in his diocese. Noted for his preaching, his teaching abilities, his charity (hence the name Great Almoner) and his care for lay people in his diocese. Tutor to the future emperor Saint Henry II.

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  • church
  • hatchet
  • hermit in the wilderness being discovered by a hunter
  • man forcing the devil to help him to build a church
  • man with an axe in the right hand and the crozier in the left

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MLA Citation

  • “Saint Wolfgang of Ratisbon“. Saints.SQPN.com. 2 November 2013. Web. 1 September 2014. <>