Conrad of Ottobeuren, Bl.
CONRAD OF OTTOBEUREN, BL.
Benedictine abbot; d. July 27, 1227. He was elected abbot of ottobeuren in 1191 and held the office for the next 34 years. During his tenure he was twice forced to rebuild his monastery. After completing its first reconstruction, Conrad saw his work destroyed by fire (1217); he again replaced the abbey buildings. In 1204 he was awarded the right to officiate with pontificalia. Evidences of his cult date from 1555, when his remains were translated. Since 1772 his body, with that of Bl. Rupert, rest in the same mausoleum at Ottobeuren.
Feast: July 27.
Bibliography: Chronicon Ottenburanum, Monumenta Germaniae Historica: Scriptores 23:609–630. a. m. zimmermann, Kalendarium Benedictinum: Die Heiligen und Seligen des Benediktinerorderns und seiner Zweige 2:503, 504. a. m. zimmermann, Lexikon für Theologie und Kirche 2 6:470.
[o. j. blum]