MINERS: RUPERT

 660 – 718                                FEAST DAY: MARCH 27

A missionary bishop sent to Bavaria, Rupert had great successes in gaining converts along the Danube River. He requested permission to settle in Juvavum, a dilapidated Roman outpost. There he started the industry of salt mining in the mountains. This led to the rejuvenation of the area and its being renamed Salzburg. The monastery he erected is still in use today.

 Other Patronage: Salzburg

 

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