Virgil of Salzburg
BISHOP, PATRON OF SALZBURG
b. Early 8th century, Ireland
Feast Day: November 22
He was educated at Colbroney and became a monk and then traveled to
Gaul where he met King Pippin the Short who sent him to Bavaria,
placing him as the Bishop of Salzburg. He encountered opposition in the
beginning because of the local people's distrust of Irish missionaries.
But he was consecrated as Bishop anyway in 755, and dedicated himself
to the poor and the evangelization of the Slavs. he died in 784 and was
interred in the cathedral he had built; he was canonized in 1233.
Rupert of Salzburg
Feast Day: March 29
d. c. 710
He was either of Frankish or Irish descent and was first the Bishop of
Worms; then in 697 he went to Regensburg and converted Duke Theodo and
many of his subjects. The saint built churches, converting most of
Bavaria. With the Duke's aid he rebuilt an old town, Juvavum, renaming
it Salzbug. There he erected a chuch, a school and a monastery. He died
at Salzburg, its first bishop.