Saint Gregory of Burtscheid

statue of Saint Gregory of Calabria; date unknown, artist unknown; Church of Saint John the Baptist, Aachen, Burtscheid, Germany; photographed on 13 December 2006 by Norbert Schnitzler; swiped from Wikimedia CommonsMemorial


Benedictine Basilian monk at Cerchiara, Calabria, Italy. Fled to Rome, Italy to escape invading Saracens. There he met and befriended Emperor Otto III who invited him to Germany and built for him a Benedictine abbey at Burtscheid near Aachen.


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MLA Citation

  • “Saint Gregory of Burtscheid“. CatholicSaints.Info. 31 October 2010. Web. 20 September 2021. <>