Sunday, October 20, 2019

Saint Wiborada of Gall – Saint of the Day – May 2

St. Wiborada of Gall Biography

St. Wiborada of Gall Profile. Born: 9th century in Switzerland, Europe. Worked in Switzerland. Died: 926 in Switzerland. Feast Day is celebrated on May 2.

 

The Memorial of St. Wiborada of Gall – Saint of the Day

St. Wiborada of Gall Biography, Feast Day, Date of Birth, Country of Birth, Profession, Place of Work, Date of Death, Place of Death, Beatification Date, Canonization Date

Date of Birth 9th century
Country of Birth Switzerland in Europe
Matrimony/Holy Orders Saints who were Nuns/Sisters
Profession Nun
Place of Work Switzerland
Date of Death 926
Place of Death Switzerland
Feast Day May 2
Beatification Beatified by N/A
Canonization Canonized by Pope Clement II in 1047
Patron Saint of  
Saint Wiborada of Gall
St. Wiborada of Gall

Saint’s Biography

Saint Wiborada of Gall was born to the Swabian noble family She had a brother (Hatto) who was a priest and provost of Saint Magnus church. St. Wiborada turned her home into a hospital for the sick poor people that her brother brought to her. She became a Benedictine nun at Saint Gall’s monastery, where she worked as a bookbinder.

Subject of virulent criticism, St. Wiborada eventually withdrew further from the world, becoming an anchoress first near Saint Gall’s, then near her brother’s church. She was axed to death in 926 by invaders