Saint Rasso of Grafrath

detail of an 18th century south German oil painting of Saint Rasso of Grafrath, artist unknown; swiped from Wikimedia CommonsAlso known as

  • Ratho of Grafrath



Born to the German nobility, he became a Count (Graf). As a soldier, he fought invading Hungarians. Pilgrim to the Holy Lands and then to Rome, Italy. Returning home, he founded a Benedictine monastery and entered it as a monk; the area around the house became known as Grafrath in his honor.




Additional Information

MLA Citation

  • “Saint Rasso of Grafrath“. CatholicSaints.Info. 18 April 2016. Web. 25 October 2016. <>