Druthmar, St.

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Abbot; d. Feb. 15, 1046. A monk of lorsch, he was made abbot of corvey, Westphalia, in 1014 by Emperor henry ii, who had deposed the preceding abbot, Walo, as a result of complaints by Bishop Meinwerk of Pader-born. Druthmar gradually won over the lax monks by his learning and zeal, and the community became renowned for its strict observance of monastic discipline. His cult developed together with that of a preceding abbot, ludolf of corvey (d. 983), when the two bodies were exhumed in 1100. A 17th-century statue in the choir of Corvey gives him the title of blessed.

Feast: Feb. 15, Aug. 13.

Bibliography: Acta Sanctorum June 1:526; Aug. 3:139142. Bibliotheca rerum Germanicarum, ed. p. jaffÉ, 6 v. (Berlin 186473) 1:3739; 3:355. thietmar of merseburg, Die Chronik, ed. r. holtzmann, Monumenta Germaniae Scriptores rerum Germanicarum (Berlin 1825), 9:412413. j. mabillon, Annales Ordinis S. Benedicti, 6 v. (Lucca 173945) 4:224, 284, 346, 395,439. r. aubert, Dictionnaire d'histoire et de géographie ecclésiastiques (Paris 1912), 14:821822.

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