Alto of Altomünster
|St. Alto of Altomünster, O.S.B.|
Altomünster Abbey, Altomünster, Duchy of Bavaria
|Venerated in||Roman Catholic Church (Bavaria)|
|Major shrine||Altomünster Abbey, Altomünster, Bavaria, Germany|
|Patronage||Diocese of Freising|
Alto, O.S.B., (died ca. 760) was a Benedictine abbot active in the Duchy of Bavaria during the mid-8th century. Tradition holds him to be the eponymous founder of Altomünster Abbey, around which a market town grew up, also called Altomünster. He is honored as a saint by the Catholic Church.
There is a Vita of his life written by Otloh of St. Emmeram about 1062. The Diocese of Freising has a document dating perhaps to 763 with the signature Alto reclausus (Alto the hermit) which is considered to be his.
Alto's feast day is celebrated on 9 February.
St-Alto-way is a trail in the forest Alto.
- "St-Alto-way", Markt Altomünster
- "Sant' Altone Abate". Santi e beati.(Italian)
- Thurston, Herbert. "St. Alto." The Catholic Encyclopedia Vol. 1. New York: Robert Appleton Company, 1907. 30 May 2016
- "Gospels for the Year". World Digital Library. Retrieved 2014-06-03.
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