Blessed Berthold of Garsten

detail of a statue of Blessed Berthold of Garsten, Kaiserstiege, Göttweig, Lower Austria; by Johann Schmidt, date unknown; photographed in August 2012 by Karl Gruber; swiped off Wikimedia CommonsMemorial


Born to the nobility. Benedictine monk at the Abbey of Saint Blaise in the Black Forest in Germany. Priest. Prior of Gottweig Abbey in 1107. Developed and served as first abbot of Garsden Abbey in 1111. Introduced the Hirsau Reforms into Austria.




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  • “Blessed Berthold of Garsten“. CatholicSaints.Info. 23 June 2013. Web. 29 May 2016. <>