Saint Rupert was born in the seventh century in France. Known for being a simple God-fearing man from a young age, Rupert eventually became the bishop of Worms. After some time, Rupert traveled to Bavaria to convert towns scattered along the Danube River. Soon after, he founded the town of Salzburg, where he built a church, a monastery, and established a new convent. By virtue of these efforts, Rupert has been considered the first archbishop of the diocese there. Saint Rupert died in Salzburg in the early eighth century. He is the patron saint of Salzburg and salt miners. His feast day is March 27.
Questions for Reflection:
- How can you be a leader in your community?
- How can you learn from the cultures and practices of other communities?