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Bernger, Bl.

BERNGER, BL.

Abbot; d. Oct. 29, 1108. He was the first abbot of the benedictine monastery of Formbach near Passau in Bavaria, having been brought there in 1094 by Bp. Ulric of Passau (d.1121) from the reforming monastery of Schwarzach am Main. He was succeeded as abbot by his friend, Wirnt, in 1108. He was known for his personal sanctity, his capable rule, and his generosity to widows, orphans, and the poor. At his order, the first collection of the customs of Formbach was begun.

Feast: Oct. 29.

Bibliography: Vita Wirntonis, ch. 1, Monumenta Germaniae Historica: Scriptores 15.2:112728; Patrologia Latina 194:142728. a. m. zimmermann, Kalendarium Benedictinum: Die Heiligen und Seligen des Benediktinerorderns und seiner Zweige 3:231, 233. k. hallinger, Gorze-Kluny, 2 v. (St. Anselm fasc. Rome 195051) v.1. j. oswald, Lexikon für Theologie und Kirche 22:237.

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