Saint Alto of Altomünster

detail of a statue of Saint Alto of Altomünster, by Diego Francesco Carlone, 1719-1723l high altar of the Basilica of Saint Martin and Oswald, Weingarten, Württemberg, Germany; photographed in April 2011 by Andreas Praefcke; swiped from Wikimedia CommonsAlso known as

  • Alto of Ireland
  • Altone…



Hermit in a forest near Augsburg, Germany. His reputation for holiness attracted would-be spiritual students; to house them he founded a monastery that was later known as Altomünster in his honour. The town of Altomünster grew up around it.




Additional Information

MLA Citation

  • “Saint Alto of Altomünster“. CatholicSaints.Info. 21 October 2021. Web. 28 November 2021. <>