November 27, 2024
An event every year that begins at 12:00 am on day 27 of November, repeating indefinitely
Born in Ireland, St. Virgil traveled to France where he assisted King Pepin until that king recommended him to the see of Salzburg. Virgil trembled at the prospect, and for two years commissioned Dobda, a bishop whom he had brought with him from Ireland, to perform the Episcopal functions reserving to himself only the office of preaching and instructing until he was compelled by his colleagues to receive the Episcopal consecration in 766. He rebuilt the abbey of St. Peter, transferred the body of St. Ruper, founder of Salzburg, to it, and afterwards it became the cathedral. St. Virgil baptized two successive dukes of Carinthia, Chetimar and Vetune, and sent thither fourteen preachers under the conduct of Modestus who planted the faith in that country. He fell ill and cheerfully departed to our Lord on November 27, 784.