Book of Saints – Sturmius

image of Saint Sturmi of Fulda destroying pagan temples and preaching to the locals; from a 1921 Niedermarsberg, Germany 1 Mark note; swiped from Wikimedia CommonsArticle

(Saint) Abbot (December 17) (8th century) A German Saint, appointed by Saint Boniface to be the first Abbot of his monastery at Fulda, which was soon peopled by four hundred monks. One of the great merits of Saint Sturmio was his foundation and organisation of schools for the gradual civilising of the wild tribes surrounding his Abbey. He was also an eloquent preacher and a successful missionary. He is often styled the “Apostle of the Saxons.” He died A.D. 779, and was canonised A.D. 1139.

MLA Citation

  • Monks of Ramsgate. “Sturmius”. Book of Saints, 1921. CatholicSaints.Info. 15 December 2016. Web. 19 October 2020. <>