Saints of the Day – Erminold of Prüfening, Monk, Abbot

Saint Erminold of PrüfeningArticle

Died 1121. When Saint Erminold was a child, he was consecrated to God at the abbey of Hirschau and then was educated and professed there. In 1110, he was chosen abbot of Lorsch; but fearing that this appointment might have been the result of simony, he resigned and returned to Hirschau. In 1114, he was chosen the first prior of Prüfening and, in 1117, its first abbot. One of the lay-brothers of the community struck him with a piece of timber and caused his death. He has always erroneously been venerated as a martyr (Benedictines, Encyclopedia).

MLA Citation

  • Katherine I Rabenstein. Saints of the Day, 1998. CatholicSaints.Info. 5 December 2020. Web. 18 January 2021. <>