Blessed Conrad of Bavaria
Also known as Conrad di Baviera; Conrad of Clairvaux; Conrad of Molfetta;
Conrad the Confessor ; Corrado…. Konrad….
Born : 1105 Veitsburg, Baden-Württemberg in modern Germany.
Died :1154 at the Santa Maria ad Cryptam Benedictine monastery near Modugno, Italy of natural causes.
Feast day: February15 OR
17 March OR
9 February translation of relics; diocese of Molfetta, Italy; Cistercians OR
15 February on some calendarsOR
10 July on some calendars .
Beatified ; 1832 by Pope Gregory XVI cultus confirmation
Son of Duke Henry IX of Bavaria Conrad was drawn to the monastic life while he was a student in Cologne by Saint Bernard, who professed him at Clairvaux. After some years he was granted permission to visit the Holy Land and on his return trip he died near Molfetta in Apulia .
Educated at Wiengarten Abbey in Ravensburg, Germany, and in Cologne, Germany. Joined of the Cistercians c.1124. Spiritual student of Saint Bernard of Clairvaux in Cologne in 1147. Pilgrim to the Holy Lands as part of the spiritual Crusade, and died on the road.
Died1154 at the Santa Maria ad Cryptam Benedictine monastery near Modugno, Italy of natural causes interred in a cave near the monastery, a traditional resting place for the monastery‘s dead
relics translated to the cathedral of Molfetta in 1785.Reliquary restored and relics re-enshrined in August 2007.