Saint Heribert of Cologne: Patron Saint of Drought Relief, for Rain

Saint Heribert of Cologne, Patron Saint of Drought Relief, for Rain (Feast Date: March 16)

ST. HERIBERT OF COLOGNE:  “Heribert found his life ambition thwarted by his father, but he made the best of it and found another pathway to holiness. . . .Since he could not become a (Benedictine) monk, St. Heribert of Cologne cultivated an intense spiritual life, at the same time serving his people and his diocese tirelessly. All the money he could spare from his own personal income, Heribert gave to the poor, sent money to priests throughout his diocese to help the destitute, and even went to hospitals and private homes to help the poor and the sick. During a great drought in the city, he led a procession through the streets of the city to the church of St. Severinus, and when he rose from his knees at the altar, a torrential rain came down and the year’s harvest was saved. People in that part of Germany still pray to him for rain. . . .” See PICTURE of St. Heribert. See also Heribert of Cologne (Multilingual)St. Heribert (EN)Saint Heribert of Cologne (EN), 16 de marzo, día de San Heriberto de Colonia (SP), Sant’ Eriberto di Colonia Vescovo (IT), Saint-Héribert, patron de Rémersdael (FR), Patron parafii (PO).


We, at the CTF/SOS DRS have prayed for the intercession of St.Heribert of Cologne on behalf of those affected by the following catastrophes:

Drought in Kenya (January, 2011) (Africa) See World Mission Rosary Intentions – January – January 30, 2011.

That the Lord in His Divine Mercy – through the intercession of the Blessed Virgin Mary – may build up His Kingdom, make these mysteries a reality in our lives, strengthen us in our common mission, and come to the aid of those for whom we pray.

St. Heribert Articles and Websites:


Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia:  Heribert of Cologne


Catholic Encyclopedia:  St. Heribert
Catholic Online:  St. Heribert of Cologne
Christian Forums:  Saint of the Day: St. Heribert
Eternal World Television Network:  St. Heribert of Cologne
FaceBook:  Saint Heribert
JoyNet:  Today’s Saint….St. Heribert
Saints of the Day:  St. Heribert of Cologne
Salve Maria Regina:  St. Heribert of Koln


Duck Duck Go:  Heribert of Cologne  Saint Heribert of Cologne

Monuments and Pilgrimages:

Cologne Cathedral:  The St Catherine and St Heribert window, 1856/57
Flickr:  Saint Heribert, Church, Cologne
Panoramio:  Kirche St. Heribert mit Cologne Triangle  St. Heribert
Trek Earth:  Sunrise Over St. Heribert
WikiMedia Commons:  Category:Neu St. Heribert (Köln)
Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia:  Deutz Abbey

Videos and Books:

Barnes and Noble:  Heribert of Cologne


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