- Also known as
- 7 July
- Hermit in the Franconia forests near Fulda, an area in modern Germany.
Spiritual student of Saint 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 in 829.
A famous miracle ascribed to him was healing a young boy's blindness by prayer.
- late 8th century, probably in Bavaria
847 at the abbey of Herriedon, Germany of natural causes
interred in the church of Saint Vitus
some relics were moved to Saint Lawrence church, Nuernberg, Germany in 1316
these relics were moved to Eichstätt, Germany in 1845
- Name Meaning
- God's friend (latin)
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
- Additional Information
For All The Saints, by Katherine Rabeinstein
KirchenLexikon - deutsch
Kirchensite - deutsch
Ökumenisches Heiligenlexikon - deutsch
Book of Saints, by the Monks of Ramsgate
Our Sunday Visitor's Encyclopedia of Saints, by Matthew Bunson, Margaret Bunson, and Stephen Bunson
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