St. Gamelbert of Michaelsbuch
Feast day: January 27
Parish priest of Michaelsbuch in Germany. He went on a pilgrimage to Rome, was ordained, and served more than fifty years as a pastor. His cult was approved in 1909.
Born in Bavaria in 720; died c. 800; cultus approved 1909. Though the son of wealthy parents, Gamelbert's father set him to guard his sheep. Later Gamelbert made a pilgrimage to Rome, was ordained a priest, and served as a parish priest in Michaelsbuch for over 50 years (Benedictines). In art, Saint Gamelbert is portrayed as a priest in an oratory surrounded by sheep. He may sometimes be shown baptizing Saint (Blessed) Utho (Utto) (Roeder). He is venerated at Michaelsbuch