Saints of the Day – Walter of Himmerode, O.S.B., Cistercians


(also known as Gautier, Gualterius) Born in Brabant; died at Villers, 1222. Knight of the Third Crusade, who had become a familiar figure at tournaments until he found his way to the Cistercian abbey of Himerode. There he was appointed guest master and became a gentle, calm confessor. His affable, tactful manner attracted many to the monastic life (Benedictines, Encyclopedia).

MLA Citation

  • Katherine I Rabenstein. Saints of the Day, 1998. CatholicSaints.Info. 3 October 2021. Web. 16 October 2021. <>