Rupert of Ottobeuren, Bl.

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RUPERT OF OTTOBEUREN, BL.

Abbot of the Benedictine monastery of ottobeuren in Bavaria, Germany; d. Ottobeuren, 1145. Because of miracles attributed to prayer at his grave, Rupert (or Robert) was the object of great popular devotion. After being prior of St. George in the Black Forest, which had been founded by monks from hirsau, he became abbot of Ottobeuren in 1102. There he introduced reform in the Cluniac spirit by following the constitutions written in 1079 by Abbot william of hirsau, whose monastery had become a center of ecclesiastical reform in Germany and of opposition to Emperor henry iv.

Commemoration: Aug. 15.

Bibliography: Monumenta Germaniae: Scriptores (Berlin 1825) 23:616619. Constitutiones Hirsaugienses, Patrologia Latina, ed. j. p. migne, 217 v. (Paris 187890) 150:9231146. m. fischer, Studien zur Entstehung der Hirsauer Konstitutionen (Stuttgart 1910). r. bauerreiss, "St. Georgen im Schwarzwald, ein Reformmittelpunkt Südostdeutschlands im beginnenden 12. Jahrhundert," Studien und Mitteilungen aus dem Benediktiner-und dem Cistercienserorden 51 (1933) 200. a. m. zimmermann, Kalendarium Benedictinum: Die Heiligen und Seligen des Benediktinerorderns und seiner Zweige, 4 v. (Metten 193338) 2:572574.

[w. h. wallaik]

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