Book of Saints – Otho

statue of Saint Otto of Bamberg, Monastery of Saint Michael, Bamberg, Bavaria, Germany; photographed by Dagny in December 2004; swiped off the Wikipedia web siteArticle

(Saint) Bishop (July 2) (12th century) Bishop of Bamberg and Apostle of Pomerania. Born of noble parents in South Germany, he by his talents obtained great influence at the Court of the hapless Henry IV and did much to stifle the schism which that Prince, by the appointment of Anti-Popes, sought to set up. Besides his successful Pastorate at Bamberg, he, invited by the King of Poland, who had conquered Pomerania, made two missionary journeys to that province, and practically converted its population to Christianity. Saint Otho died at Bamberg, June 30, A.D. 1139.

MLA Citation

  • Monks of Ramsgate. “Otho”. Book of Saints, 1921. CatholicSaints.Info. 21 May 2016. Web. 24 October 2016. <>