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Saint Erminold
St. Erminold.jpg
The tomb of St. Erminold
Born Germany
Died 7 January 1121, Prüfening Abbey near Regensburg, Germany
Venerated in Roman Catholic Church
Major shrine St. George Church Prüfening Abbey, Regensburg, Germany
Feast 6 January

Erminold was a Benedictine abbot. He was given to Hirschau Monastery, in Würzburg, Germany, as a small child. In 1110, he became the abbot of Lorsch, resigning and returning to Hirschau when his election was disputed. In 1117, Erminold became abbot of Prüfening[1]. There he was assaulted by a lay brother and slain on 7 January 1121. The means of the the murder was the use of a piece of timber, and the motive was the Abbot's excessive strictness[2].


  1. St. Erminold Catholic Online
  2. Saint Erminold of Prüfening Patron Saint Index

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