Saint Othmar of Saint Gall – Saint of the Day – November 16

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Saint Othmar of Saint Gall Biography

Saint Othmar of Saint Gall Profile. Born: N/A in Switzerland, Europe. Worked in Switzerland. Died: 16 November 759 in Werd-on-the-Rhine, near Echnez, Switzerland. Feast Day is celebrated on November 16.

The Memorial of Saint Othmar of Saint Gall – Saint of the Day

Saint Othmar of Saint 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 N/A
Country of Birth Switzerland in Europe
Matrimony/Holy Orders Saints who were Priests
Profession Missionary
Place of Work Switzerland
Date of Death 16 November 759
Place of Death Werd-on-the-Rhine, near Echnez, Switzerland
Feast Day November 16
Beatification Beatified by N/A
Canonization Canonized by Pre-Congregation
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Saint Othmar of Saint Gall Biography

Saint Othmar of Saint Gall was also known as Audemar. He was Instructed in the ancient province Rhaetia, a zone in present-day Switzerland and Germany. Minister, allocated to the ward of Saint Peter in Rhaetia, most likely a similar church in at Remüs (current Ramosch) where Saint Florinus worked and was covered. Designated abbot at Saint Gall, Switzerland in 720, and joined the region priests into a religious community under the standard of Saint Columban. As abbot, he included a clinic and school and changed the cloister's standard to Benedictine. Legend says that when Othmar nourished the poor from a barrel of arrangements, it never ended up the void, regardless of the amount he took from it.

In 759, Counts Warin and Goodhart shamefully attempted to pick up ownership of property having a place with the monastery. Othmar opposed, they detained him at the château of Bodmann, at that point on the island of Werd-on-the-Rhine where he passed on. His cultus spread not long after his demise, and he is currently a standout amongst the most prevalent holy people in Switzerland.


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