Saint Gerold, Tree Hermit

April 19 is the Commemoration of Saint Gerold (d.978), a nobleman who became a hermit in Switzerland. He was born into the Rhaetian family of Saxony counts.
Gerold 2
Becoming a recluse, Gerold gave his lands to Einsiedeln Monastery in Switzerland, where his sons were monks. Gerold then became a hermit, living in an oak tree in a forest near Mitternach in the Waalgu.
Gerold skull
His relics were located in the Priory of Saint Gerold, Grosses Walsertal, Bludenz Bezirk, Vorarlberg, Austria.


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: