Book of Saints – Altmann

bas-relief of Saint Altmann of Passau, date unknown, artist unknown; exterior of the town hall, Karlstetten, Lower Austria; photographed on 2 May 2014 by BSonne; swiped from Wikimedia CommonsArticle

(Saint) Bishop (August 8) (11th century) A native of Paderborn in Westphalia, first known as leader of seven thousand Christians in a pilgrimage to the Holy Land, where a third of their number were massacred by the infidels. On his return he was appointed Bishop of Passau, and distinguished himself by his resolute support of Pope Saint Gregory VII in that Pontiff’s efforts to reform clerical discipline in Germany. He suffered in consequence exile and persecution, nor was freed from the latter save by his holy death (A.D. 1091). His shrine is in the Abbey of Gottweic, which he had founded.

MLA Citation

  • Monks of Ramsgate. “Altmann”. Book of Saints, 1921. CatholicSaints.Info. 29 May 2012. Web. 23 September 2020. <>