Blessed Abbot Rupert of Ottobeuren, March 4

blessed-abbot-rupert-of-ottobren1Blessed Abbot Rupert of Ottobeuren

March 4

XII-XIII century

Born in the second half of the twelfth century, after several monastic experience was placed in charge of the dilapidated Abbey Ottobeuren. Under his leadership, the monastery flowered anew, so as to merit being named the second founder of Ottobeuren. He died with a reputation for sanctity, his tomb was immediately a pilgrimage site and miraculous healings were attributed to him. After several movements, his relics rest in the monastery of Ottobeuren, in a chapel dedicated to him.

The Benedictine Order celebrates him on March 4.

Source: Santi e Beati


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