New Catholic Dictionary – Saint Rupert

[Saint Rupert of Salzburg]Article

Bishop of Salzburg; apostle of Bavaria and Carinthia; confessor of the faith. Died in 718 in Salzburg. He undertook his apostolic labors, which extended from the territory of the Danube to the borders of Lower Pannonia, at the invitation of Theodo, Duke of Bavaria in 696. He received from the duke the territory of Juvavum (Salzburg), where he founded the Benedictine monastery of Saint Peter, of which he became the first abbot, and a convent of Benedictine nuns. According to tradition, he promoted the exploitation of the salt mines at Salzburg. Represented in art holding a vessel of salt. Feast, 24 September; at Salzburg, 27 March.

MLA Citation

  • “Saint Rupert”. New Catholic Dictionary. CatholicSaints.Info. 9 August 2013. Web. 6 March 2021. <>