Saturday, March 27, 2010

St. Rupert (c.660 to March 27, 710)

St. Rupert founded the city of Salzburg, Austria and started salt mining there. In artwork, he is often shown holding a vessel of it.
St. Rupert was born c.660 to a noble Frankish family. He became the bishop of Worms, Germany and helped spread the Roman Catholic faith throughout the country.
He is called the Apostle of Bavaria and Austria. St Rupert founded St. Peter's Church and Abbey and Nonnburg convent in Salzburg. He died on March 27, 710. His feast day is March 27 and he is the patron saint of salt miners.

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