Blessed Gunther

photograph of a bas-relief of Saint Gunther; thanks ZuzanaMemorial


Cousin of Saint Stephen of Hungary. After a worldly youth, he was brought to the faith by Saint Godehard of Hildesheim. Benedictine monk at Niederaltaich, Bavaria, Germany. Falling back on his old ways, he actually campaigned to be abbot of Gollingen, and won the position; he was a complete failure in the position. Learning from the experience, he resigned the position and lived his last 28 years as a hermit in the mountains of Sumava, modern Czech Republic.



  • 1045 of natural causes
Additional Information

MLA Citation

  • “Blessed Gunther“. CatholicSaints.Info. 11 October 2008. Web. 6 October 2015. <>