Feast day: July 4th
When did St. Ulrich of Augsburg live: 890 -973
Biography of St. Ulrich of Augsburg:
Ulrich was born in 890 in Zürich and was educated by his uncle, the bishop St. Adalbeo, in Switzerland. After his uncle's death in 923, St. Ulrich was nominated bishop of Augsburg. After a hard time for the city of Augsburg, during which many were sacked and robbed, St. Ulrich lead and helped the people in rebuilding their city. During his last years of life, he retired to St. Gall and named his nephew as his successor. He died in 973 and many miracles were reported at his grave. St. Ulrich of Augsburg was the first saint to be canonised.
Patronage: St. Ulrich is patron saint against birth complication, fever, mice and moles. For happy death, weavers, the diocese of Augsburg.
Statues and wooden sculptures representing St. Ulrich - portrayal, imagery and emblem: St. Ulrich of Augsburg is shown as a bishop with miter, crosier, cross around his neck, book and a fish.