St Beatus of Lungern – Feast Day – May 9

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St Beatus of Lungern was born in the 1st century in Ireland or Scotland and died in 112 AD in Mount Beatenberg, Switzerland. We celebrate his feast day on May 9 every year in the Catholic Church.

St Beatus of Lungern Brief Life History

Date of Birth 1st Century AD
Country of Birth Ireland in Europe
Profession Monk and Hermit “Apostle of Switzerland”
Place of Work Switzerland
Date of Death 112 AD
Place of Death Mount Beatenberg, Switzerland
Feast Day May 9
Canonization By Pre-Congregation
Patron Saint of Beatenberg, Switzerland

Saint Beatus of Lungern is the Patron Saint of Beatenberg, Switzerland.

Saint Beatus of Lungern Short life History

Saint Beatus of Lungern is also known as
• Apostle of Switzerland
• Beatus of Beatenberg
• Beatus of Thun

• He was a convert, baptized in England by Saint Barnabas the Apostle.
• He was a priest, ordained in Rome, Italy by Saint Peter the Apostle.
• He was a missionary to Switzerland.
• He lived in a cave above the Lake of Thun, which tradition says is where he fought a dragon (often used as a metaphor for chasing the devil out of a region by bringing in Christianty); it became known as Mount Beatenburg in his honor, and became a place of pilgrimage in later years.
• He was a confessor of the faith.

Today’s Catholic Quote:

Saint Beatus of Lungern representation

• Old man in a cave, usually reading
• Monk fighting or chasing a dragon
• Monk with a book and a weapon

Saint Beatus of Lungern

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