September 6 – St. Magnus of Füssen: Patron Saint against Lightening, Hail, Vermin and for the Protection of Crops

Saint Magnus of Füssen, Patron Saint against Hail Vermin (Feast Date: September 6)

Extract from  St. Magnus: “The history of St. Magnus is shrouded in obscurity. The only source is an old ‘Vita S. Magni’, which, however, contains so many manifest anachronisms that little reliance can be placed on it. It relates that two Irish missionaries Columbanus and Gall, spent some time with Willimar, a priest at Arbon. Here Gall fell sick and was put in charge of Magnus and Theodore (Maginald and Theodo), two clerics living with Willimar, while Columbanus proceeded to Italy and founded the monastery of Bobbio. When Gall had been miraculously informed of the death of Columbanus he sent Magnus to pray at his grave in Bobbio. Magnus returned from Bobbio with the staff of Columbanus and thereafter they followed his rule. After the death of Gall, Magnus succeeded him as superior of the cell. About this time a priest of the Diocese of Augsburg, named Tozzo, came as a pilgrim to the grave of St. Gall and invited Magnus to accompany him to the eastern part of Algäu. Magnus proceeded to Eptaticus (Epfach), where Bishop Wichbert of Augsburg received him and entrusted him with the Christianization of Eastern Algäu. He penetrated into the wilderness, then crossed the River Lech at a place which is still known as St. Mangstritt (footstep of St. Magnus) and built a cell, where afterwards the monastery of Füssen was erected, and where he died.” See PICTURE of St. Magnus. See also: Hymn to St Magnus “Nobilis humilis”,

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

Hailstorms in China (May, 2012) (Asia) See World Mission Rosary Intentions: May 21 – June 3, 2012.

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Articles and Websites:

Multilingual:

Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia:  Magnus of Fussen

English:

Ad Jesum Per Mariam — Catholic Lay Ministry:  Saint Magnus of Fussen, Quick Facts
Catholic Encyclopedia:  St. Magnus
Catholic Online:  St. Magnus of Fussen
The Dragon Biestiary:  St. Magnus
Saints.SQPN.com:  Saint Magnus of Fussen

Monuments and Pilgrimages:

Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia:  St. Mang’s Abbey, Fussen

Paintings, Pictures and Art:

Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia:  File: Saint Magnus of Fussen.jpg

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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.

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