Saint Rupert was born in the seventh century in France. Known as a simple God-fearing man at 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:
- Has traveling ever influenced your faith? How can encounters with different faiths and cultures help us grow in our own faith?
- In today’s world, how can you work to spread the faith?