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Saint of the Day – 27 May – St Bruno of Würzburg (c 1005-1045) Bishop Prince

Saint of the Day – 27 May – Saint Bruno of Würzburg (c 1005-1045) Bishop Prince, Imperial Chancellor of Italy from 1027 to 1034.ST Bruno_von_Wuerzburg

Bruno, son of Conrad I of Carinthia and cousin of Emperor Conrad II, was probably educated in Salzburg.   He was a member of the Royal Chapel, the Imperial Chancellor of Italy and an intimate adviser of Conrad II and Emperor Henry III, before being elected Bishop of Würzburg.   He also accompanied Henry on his second Hungarian Campaign.

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Engraving by Würzburg court and university engraver Johann Salver (1670–1738) from the series of Würzburg Prince-Bishops

Bruno rebuilt the existing Cathedral, constructed many new churches and improved education, to which purpose he composed a well-known exegesis on the Psalms to which he appended an analysis of ten Biblical hymns, consisting of extracts from the writings of the Church Fathers.   Under his direction the Cathedral school flourished.482px-ST BRUNO Mainbrücke_S6_-_Bruno

In 1040 Bruno began the construction of Würzburg Cathedral.   The Consecration of the Cathedral on 16 June 1045 was combined with his burial.    Bruno died accidentally, en route to Hungary with Henry III and was buried in Würzburg Cathedral crypt.   Below is the interior and exterior of the Cathedral.

His cult spread in Germany, and though never formally Canonised, he appears in the Roman Martyrology of 1616.wurzburg cathedralwurzburg cathedral exterior


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