October 31 - Saint Wolfgang

Quick Facts
  • 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 (Regensberg) 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.