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?