Feast Day of St. Emmeramus
St. Emmeramus, also known as St. Emmeram, was a bishop and martyr. A native of Poitiers, France, Emmeramus went to Bavaria, Germany, at the request of Duke Theodo. He became a Benedictine and abbot of Regensburg Monastery and then bishop of that city. On a pilgrimage to Rome, he was attacked by hired assassins at Kleinhelfendorf, near Munich, Germany. Duke Theodo appears to have been the source of the assassination, although that is uncertain. The Roman martyrology says simply that he “patiently suffered a most cruel death for Christ’s sake, that he might set others free.” Emmeramus is venerated as a martyr in Regensburg, where his relics are enshrined.
St. Emmeramus, pray for us.