St. Wolfgang: Bishop, Reformer
Born in 924 in Swabia, Germany, St. Wolfgang studied at Reichenau, Switzerland under the Benedictines and at Wurzburg before serving as a teacher in the cathedral school of Trier. He entered the Benedictines at Einsiedeln (964) and was appointed head of the monastery school, receiving ordination in 971. He then set out with a group of monks to preach among the Magyars of Hungary, but the following year (972) was named bishop of Regensburg by Emperor Otto II.
Patronage: carpenters, paralyzed people, paralysis; stomach diseases, stroke victims, strokes, diocese of Regensburg, Germany Representation: church; hatchet