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Feast Day: January 21st.
Patron of hospitatlity.
St. Meinrad Of Einsideln was a founder of the Einsiedein Benedictine abbey in Switzerland. A famous hermit, Meinrad took his eremitical life to a new hermitage along with a miraculous statue of the Virgin Mary. Rumored to possess great wealth due to donations from those visiting the shrine, he was murdered in 861 by thieves, Peter and Richard, seeking pilgrims’ loot. They hid his body and fled to Zurich. According to lore, ravens followed the assassins and directed authorities to them.
Hundreds of thousands of pilgrims in the last thousand years have flocked to Einsideln where Meinrad is patron saint of the Benedictine abbey he founded.
St. Meinrad is also the namesake of an American Benedictine Archabbey in Indiana. The apostolate of hospitatlity is strong in the community. Laypersons, priests, and religious are welcome there year round for directed and private retreats. https://www.saintmeinrad.org/
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