Saint Wolfgang of Ratisbon

detail of a bas-relief sculpture of Saint Wolfgang of Ratisbon, 16th century, artist unknown; museum in the castle of Cadolzburg, Middle Franconia, Germany; photographed on 14 January 2018 by Wolfgang Sauber; swiped from Wikimedia CommonsAlso known as

  • Wolfgang of Regensberg
  • The Great Almoner



Educated by Benedictines at Reichenau, Switzerland. Spiritual student of Saint Romuald. Benedictine monk at Einsiedeln abbey, Switzerland in 964. Teacher; director of the abbey school. Abbey prior in 970. Evangelized the Magyars in modern Hungary. Missionary to Pannonia. Priest. Bishop of Ratisbon (modern Regensberg, Germany) in 972. Reformed clerical discipline and spirituality in his diocese. Noted for his preaching, his teaching abilities, his charity (hence the name Great Almoner) and his care for lay people in his diocese. Tutor to the future emperor Saint Henry II.






MLA Citation

  • “Saint Wolfgang of Ratisbon“. CatholicSaints.Info. 7 August 2020. Web. 26 October 2021. <>