Saturday, September 05, 2009

Name this Saint



Here's a challenge for you - can you name this saint who was a Bishop? His feast day was historically on Sept 8, but no longer appears on either the new or old calendar. He was a great Apostle of Bavaria, and a native of Chartres in France. He lived alone in a cell close to a chapel for fourteen years. He was sought after for spiritual counsel, with many miracles making his holiness well known.

A tradition relates that on his way to Rome, a bear killed his pack horse, and this saint's servant placed the Bishop's pack on the back of the bear, and the bear proceeded to carry the pack all the way to the Eternal City.

Who is he?

11 comments:

Shirley said...

Had to google this one but I won't spoil it for others to guess. Here is an interesting tidbit on the bear:
It appears on the arms of Pope Benedict XVI, who first adopted the symbol when, still known as Joseph Ratzinger, he was appointed Archbishop of Freising-Munich in March 1977.[11] He retained the bear in his revised coat of arms when he was elevated to Cardinal in June of the same year, and again on his papal coat of arms when he was elected in 2005.

paramedicgirl said...

Shirley, thanks for that bit of information.

No doubt our wonderful Pope did so because this saint's body reposes in Friesing; after he died, he was originally buried in a monastery he had founnded in Meran, but later his body was moved to Freising.

Aloysius said...

Hi there! I think the bishop is Saint Corbinian.

Best regards,

Aloysius

Marilena said...

oh i give up! tell me!:D

paramedicgirl said...

Aloysius, you are correct!

Marilena said...

Hello Sis, your Saint for 2010 by the way, is Saint John Vianney. just incase you wanted to know:D

paramedicgirl said...

Marilena, I love St. John Vianney! He has long been my favourite saint. I love his humility, his poverty, his holiness, and his ability to whip sinners into shape.

Marilena said...

he's a wonderful saint indeed:D

danni said...

is it saint hadrian? kerry's guess was saint bernard.

paramedicgirl said...

Hi Danni! It is Saint Corbinian. It`s a very interesting history, isn`t it?

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