Feast day: September 22
When did St. Emmeram live: in the 6th century
Biography of St. Emmeram:
Saint Emmeram was born in France to a noble family. He became bishop of Poitiers, but was not in office for a long time since he decided to journey in Regensburg. There, he met Uta, the duke's daughter, who told him that she was pregnant but not married. Moved by this young lady, he advised her to name the father of the unborn child in order to minimize her shame. Shortly after, he went on a pilgrimage to Rome. During his journey, the young lady named Emmeram as the father. At his arrival in Helfendorf, he was caught up and murdered on order of the duke. Apparently, he was tied to a ladder and cut up.
Patronage: Patron saint of diocese of Regensburg
Statues and wooden sculptures representing St. Emmeram- representation, symbolism and emblem: St. Emmeram is shown as a bishop with his religious gown, the red coat, the miter and the crook. He holds a book in his hands and there is a ladder at his feet.