Saint Egino
Born Augsburg, Bavaria, Germany
Died 1122, Pisa, Italy
Venerated in Roman Catholic Church
Major shrine Carmelite Monastery of St. Michael, Pisa, Italy
Feast 15 July

Egino was born in Augsburg, Bavaria, Germany, was Camaldolese abbot involved in the many disputes of his era. Egino was placed in the abbey of Sts. Ulric and Afra as a child[1]. He became abbot of the abbey but was expelled when he supported Pope Callistus II against Emperor Henry V in a dispute. Residing in St. Blaise Abbey, he retumed to Augsburg in 1106, resuming his office of abbot in 1109. In 1120, Egino fled to Rome because of his opposition to Bishop Hermann, who practiced simony. Retuming to Augsburg two years later, he died in Pisa.


  1. St. Egino Catholic Online

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