Blessed Berchtold of Engelberg

Also known as

  • Berchtold von Engelberg
  • Berthold



Benedictine monk at Engelberg, Switzerland. Spiritual student of Blessed Frowin, and succeeded him as abbot at Engelberg on 27 March 1178. Noted for his encouragement of scholarship, piety and monastic discipline among his brothers, and for his own study of the Bible and the early Church Fathers. Known as a miracle worker, he foretold the death of Emperor Frederick Barbarossa. When he blessed a lake near Stanzstad, Switzerland, it became stocked with fish. He is recorded to have changed water into wine three times.



MLA Citation

  • “Blessed Berchtold of Engelberg“. CatholicSaints.Info. 2 November 2015. Web. 28 November 2021. <>