Fun Facts from Church History: The Martyr of Einsiedeln and The Founding of a Monastery


The story of Einsiedeln is worth repeating. The name comes from “einsiedler,” a hermit; hence the Latin name for the place is “Emitarum Cœnobium.” Meinrad was the hermit from whom it derived its origin. He was a native of Rottenburg, twenty-five miles south-west of Stuttgart, but was educated in the famous Benedictine abbey school on […]

Fun Facts from Church History: The Martyr of Einsiedeln and The Founding of a Monastery

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