St. Wolfgang of Ratisbon

Oct 31

Patron Saint of Carpenters and Wood Carvers, and the City of Regensburg. Invoked against Internal Bleeding, Paralysis, Stomach Diseases and Strokes

Wolfgang, born around 930, was of the family of the Swabian counts of Pfullingen.

As a young man he was sent to the renowned Benedictine Abbey on the monastic island of Reichenau located on Lake Constance. Here he became a friend of Henry, the brother of the Bishop of Wurzburg. They studied together at the cathedral school there.

Henry became acquainted with Wolfgang’s intelligence and capacity, and when he was consecrated Archbishop of Trier in 956, Wolfgang helped him with the improvements of religion in his diocese.

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