Albert of Cashel

  • supp. fl. 8th century
  • saints of Ireland
  • Caisel, Regensburg, abbey of St James, Niedermünster
Albart or Albert, a patron of Cashel of dubious historicity. A 12th-century life was written for him at St James, Regensburg (Vita S. Alberti archiepiscopi Casellensis) which identifies him as an Anglo-Saxon missionary who was active in both Ireland and Bavaria, undertook a pilgrimage to Jerusalem, and died in Regensburg.

See also: CaiselCaisel ... Cashel
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Erhard of RegensburgErhard of Regensburg
(fl. 7th/?8th century)
Erard of Regensburg
Bishop of Regensburg, of whom little is known historically. His relics were translated in 1052 and a life was written for him not long thereafter which claimed that he was a missionary from Ireland.
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Regensburg, abbey of St JamesRegensburg, abbey of St James
Regensburg, Schottenkirche
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Secondary sources (select)

Weber, Stefan, “Die Konstruktion eines fabulösen ‘irischen’ Heiligenlebens? Der heilige Albert, Regensburg und die Iren”, in: Dorothea Walz (ed.), Irische Mönche in Süddeutschland: literarisches und kulturelles Wirken der Iren im Mittelalter, 2, Heidelberg: Mattes, 2009. 229–304.
Ó Riain-Raedel, Dagmar, “Cashel and Germany: the documentary evidence.”, in: Damian Bracken, and Dagmar Ó Riain-Raedel (eds), Ireland and Europe in the twelfth century: reform and renewal, Dublin: Four Courts Press, 2006. 176–217.
Hennig, John, “St. Albert, patron of Cashel. A study in the history of diocesan episcopacy in Ireland”, Mediaeval Studies 7 (1945): 21–39.
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