Thursday, September 24, 2015

September 24: Saint Rupert of Salzburg

Image of Saint Rupert in the
Church of Saint Peter, Katchsburg
Photo by Raul de Chissota


Saint Rupert was a bishop in Germany when the pope asked him to go to Bavaria to teach people about Jesus. Rupert was very faithful, and one of the first people in the town to convert was the duke. The duke gave Rupert land so he could build an abbey. Rupert also established the salt-mining industry, which helped the community prosper so much, they renamed it Salzburg (“Salt Town”). 


One of the most beloved films about Catholics of all times was filmed in Salzburg: The Sound of Music. When you watch the movie today, enjoy the many beautiful scenes of Salzburg. 

Saint Rupert of Salzburg, pray for us!

More reading for parents:

Last year, we learned about the Martyrs of Chalcedon and prayed for our church choirs.

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