Blessed Gamelbert of Michaelsbuch



Born to a wealthy family, and may have been a member of the nobility. Pilgrim to Rome, Italy. Parish priest in Michaelsbuch, Germany for over 50 years. Founded the Benedictine Metten Abbey in Bavaria, Germany. Uncle of its first abbot, Blessed Utto of Metten.



  • c.802 of natural causes



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Such was his kindness of heart, that he used to buy the little birds caught by the peasants, in order to set them free. He never allowed his servants to work in the fields or woods, if bad weather threatened. He valued, above everything, peace and concord, and kept the peace among his parishioners as far as he possibly could. – from “The Little Bollandists” by Monsignor Paul Guérin, 1882

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