Henry of Bonn, Bl.
HENRY OF BONN, BL.
Rhineland noble; b. c. 1100; d. Lisbon, 1147. Henry set out from Cologne on April 27, 1147, for the Second crusade. He was among those who en route responded to the plea of Alphonso I of Portugal to help free Lisbon from the Saracens. Henry fell during the siege of Lisbon. After his burial near St. Vincent's church, miracles were reported at his grave, leading to his veneration as a martyr.
Feast: Oct. 18 or 25.
Bibliography: Academia das Sciencias de Lisboa, Portugaliae monumenta historica (Lisbon 1856–), Scriptores v.1. Acta Sanctorum Oct. 8:281. o. pfÜlf, "Die Heerfahrt des sel. Heinrich von Bonn …," Stimmen aus Maria-Laach 47 (1894) 24–48. j. torsy, ed., Lexikon der deutschen Heiligen … (Cologne 1959).