St Fridolin Feast Day, Date of Birth, Country of Birth, Profession, Place of Work, Date of Death, Place of Death, Beatification Date, Canonization Date
St Fridolin, Evangelist, Benedictine monk Profile
|Date of Birth||Irish|
|Country of Birth||France of Europe|
|Matrimony/Holy Orders||Monks who became Saints|
|Profession||Evangelist, Benedictine monk|
|Place of Work||France|
|Date of Death||540 AD|
|Place of Death||Säckingen, Germany|
|Feast Day||March 6|
|Beatification||Beatified by N/A|
|Canonization||Canonized by Pre-Congregation|
|Patron Saint of||For good weather
St Fridolin Biography
St Fridolin was born to the Irish nobility. He was an Evangelist. He was also a Benedictine monk at Luxeuil Abbey and at Poitiers, France. Fridolin received a vision of Saint Hilary of Poitiers in which he was shown the location of Hilary’s relics, which had been lost during a Vandal invasion.
He established them and built a chapel to house them. Fridolin’s oldest curriculum Vitae is dated to the 10th of the 11th century.
He built churches in Alsace which is found in Switzerland, and also in Burgundy. He was a missionary among the Alamanni in the upper Rhine.
Many thought that he was a roaming cattle thief and chased him away. Fridolin established the monastery in Sackigen, Baden (part of modern Germany, and served as its abbot.
On the date of his feast, the house of Sackigen is decorated with the flags of Germany, Switzerland, and Ireland. Fridolin is also the patron saint of the Swiss canton of Glarus.
Today’s St Fridolin Quote: