Feast day: March 27th
When did St. Rupert of Salzburg live: 660- 716
St. Rupert was born in 660 as a member of a noble Frankish family and uncle of Saint Erentrude. He was consecrated bishop of Worms but decided in 697, to move to Regensburg in Bavaria and become missionary in order to spread the faith. He converted many Germans before moving to the ruined town of Juvavum which was later renamed "Salzburg". There, he founded a a church, a monastery and a school. At Nonnberg, he established a nunnery of which Erentrude was named abbess. He died in Salzburg in 716.
Patronage: St. Rupert is patron saint of Salzburg, of dogs and of salt workers
Statues and wooden sculptures representing St. Rupert of Salzburg - portrayal, imagery and emblem: St. Rupert is depicted as bishop with miter, crosier, book, cross around his neck and holding a container of salt.