October 13: Saint Colman of Stockerau, Patron Saint of Austria, Horse, Cattle, against Plagues

Saint Colman of Stockerau,  Patron Saint of Austria (Feast Date: October 13 )

Extract fromSaint Colman of Stockerau: “While on a pilgrimage to the Holy Lands, Colman was stopped by the Viennese on suspicion of being a Moravian spy; there was continual fighting between Austria, Moravia and Bohemia, and a stranger who spoke no German was immediately suspect. With no evidence other than being a stranger, he was convicted of espionage, tortured, and hanged with two thieves. In the tradition of the time, the bodies were left to rot as a warning to others. Colman’s body hung there for 18 months, incorrupt, and untouched by animals. Miracles were reported at the site, including the scaffolding taking root and putting out branches. In 1015, bishop Megingard transferred Colman’s relics to Melk, Austria where they were entombed in an abbey on the Danube. The tomb became a site of miracles, and four popes have granted indulgences to those who call on his intercession.” See also: Irish Saints of October: Colman of Stockerau, St. Colman of Stockerau.

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

Mudslides in Austria (July, 2012) (Europe) See World Mission Rosary Intentions: July 30 – August 12, 2012.

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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