Bernold of Ottobeuren, Bl.
BERNOLD OF OTTOBEUREN, BL.
Priest, monk, and ascetic; fl. probably 11th century. A benedictine monk of the Abbey of ottobeuren, he was especially noted in life for his dedicated spirit of mortification and heroic practice of penance. The annals of his abbey report that after Bernold's death miracles were performed through his intercession. On Dec. 25, 1189, Bl. Udalschalk solemnly translated his remains to the choir of the chapel of St. Michael; a second translation occurred in 1553. Since 1772 his body has rested in the chapel of St. John Nepomuc in the basilica of Ottobeuren.
Feast: Nov. 25.
Bibliography: m. feyerabend, Des ehem. Reichsstiftes Ottenbeuren … sämtliche Jahrbücher, 4 v. (Ottenbeuren 1813–16) 2:218–219; 4:400. a. m. zimmermann, Kalendarium Benedictinum: Die Heiligen und Seligen des Benediktinerorderns und seiner Zweige 3:354, 356. f. zoepfl, Lexikon für Theologie und Kirche 2 2:259.
[o. j. blum]