(Saint) Abbot (December 17) (8th century) A German Saint, appointed by Saint Boniface to be the first Abbot of his monastery at Fulda, which was soon peopled by four hundred monks. One of the great merits of Saint Sturmio was his foundation and organisation of schools for the gradual civilising of the wild tribes surrounding his Abbey. He was also an eloquent preacher and a successful missionary. He is often styled the “Apostle of the Saxons.” He died A.D. 779, and was canonised A.D. 1139.
- Monks of Ramsgate. “Sturmius”. , 1921. CatholicSaints.Info. 15 December 2016. Web. 24 February 2017. <>