Oct. 31, though best known as the vigil of the Solemnity of All Saints (All Hallows’ Eve) in the Western Church, is also the liturgical feast day of St. Wolfgang of Ratisbon, who was regarded as one of the greatest German saints of his time.
The Benedictine monk and bishop, who served as a missionary to pagans and a reformer of the Church in southeastern Germany, was born around 934 in the historic southwestern German region of Swabia.
Wolfgang came from a family of nobility and was privately tutored as a child. Later on, the future monk was educated at the renowned Monastery of Reichenau and at Wurtzburg. Wolfgang showed intellectual prowess and found companionship during his years...READ MORE