Blessed Wirnto of Formbach

Also known as

  • Wirnto of Göttweig
  • Wirnto of Vornbach
  • Wirnto of Vormbach
  • Wirnto Formbacensis



Benedictine monk at the Saint Blase monastery in the Black Forest in Germany. Prior of Göttweig monastery in Austria. Monk at Formbach in Lower Bavaria (in modern Germany) in 1107 where he worked with Blessed Beregar. Abbot of Formbach on 29 October 1108. Noted for his personal austerities, he brought the reforms to religious life that he had learned in his previous houses. A miracle worker and healer, he oversaw a large expansion to the abbey.




Additional Information

MLA Citation

  • “Blessed Wirnto of Formbach“. CatholicSaints.Info. 9 March 2012. Web. 5 August 2020. <>