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Saint of the Day – 12 November – St Cunibert (Died c 663) Archbishop of Cologne

Saint of the Day – 12 November – St Cunibert of Cologne (Died c 663) Archbishop of Cologne, from 627 to his death. He founded many Churches and supported and established Monasteries. Contemporary sources only mention him between 627 and 643. Cunibert died in c 663 in Cologne, Germany of natural causes. Also known as – • Cunibert of Keulen• Cunibert of Köln• Cunibert of Trèves• Cunibert of Trier• Cunipert, Honoberht, Kunibert. He is mentioned in the Roman Martyrology.

Cunibert was born somewhere along the Moselle to a family of the local Ripuarian Frankish aristocracy and educated in Metz at the Court of Chlothar II. He entered religious life and became the Archdeacon of Trier. He was elected Bishop of Cologne in 627. According to legend, he was led by a pigeon to the grave of Saint Ursula.

As Bishop, Cunibert served as an advisor to King Dagobert I. Cunibert also served as tutor to his son and heir, Sigebert III. In 633 or 634 Sigebert was invested as King of Austrasia. Following this, Dagobert made Cunibert and Adalgisel, the mayor of the Palace, co-regents of the Kingdom. After the death of Adalgisel’s successor, Pepin of Landen, Cunibert served as the chief public official of the King, in which capacity, he revised the Lex Ribuaria – the laws of Germany, at that time. Cunibert attended the Synod of Clichy in 626/627.

Statue of St Cunibert on the tower of Cologne City

Throughout his Episcopacy, monasticism flourished and Churches were founded and restored. His Feast day is the day of his death, 12 November He is buried in a Church bearing his name in Cologne City, where he lived and died.

St Cunibert Church in Cologne

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