Saint Erminold of Prüfening

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Consecrated to God as a small child at the abbey of Hirschau, Germany. Educated by and professed as a Benedictine monk at the abbey. Abbot in Lorsch, Germany in 1110. Fearing his appointment had been bought, he resigned and returned to Hirschau. First prior of Prüfening Abbey near Regensburg, Germany in 1114; he became its abbot in 1117. Killed by a lay-brother of the community for what the killer saw as excessive strictness. Mistakenly described on some lists as a martyr.



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MLA Citation

  • “Saint Erminold of Prüfening“. CatholicSaints.Info. 5 December 2020. Web. 24 January 2021. <>