Bishop Berno of Mecklenburg

Also known as

  • Berno of Schwerin
  • Apostle of the Obotrites
  • Apostle of the Mecklenburg Wends


Cistercian monk of Amelungsborn when appointed Bishop of Mecklenburg, 1155. Three years later the pagans forced him to transfer his see to Schwerin, which became a center of missionary activity carried on mainly by the Cistercians, from the monasteries established by him. During the schism caused by Barbarossa, Berno remained loyal to Rome, and at its cessation visited the pope, and took part in the Lateran Council of 1179.



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MLA Citation

  • “Bishop Berno of Mecklenburg”. New Catholic Dictionary. CatholicSaints.Info. 13 August 2013. Web. 4 March 2021. <>