Feast day: September 8
When did St. Corbinian live: 670 - 730
Biography of St. Corbinian:
Corbinian was born as a Frank in 670 and lived as a hermit for about fourteen years. During a journey in Rome because of his devotion to Saint Peter the Apostle, Pope Gregory II charged him with the evangelization of Bavaria. Corbinian was consecrated bishop and arrived in Bavaria in 724. There, he preached against the duke who had married his brother's widow. Because of this, the duchess tried to kill him, but fortunately didn't succeed. He died in 730 in Freising.
Patronage: St. Corbinian is patron saint of Freising and of the archdiocese of Munich
Statues and wooden sculptures representing St. Corbinian - portrayal, imagery and emblem: St. Corbinian is shown as a bishop with miter, crosier and book. At his feet, there is a bear. According to the legend, Corbinian made a bear carry his load after it had killed his horse.