Saint Ulrich of Augsburg

Saint Ulrich of Augsburg

Ulrich was a really sickly child, so his parents sent him to a monastery for study and so he could die on someone else’s watch. There he adopted a whole foods plant based diet, and his health improved so much that he was able in later life to rebuild churches, feed and minister to the poor, and live on very little sleep.

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St. Bernard of Montjoux

St. Bernard of Montjoux

St. Bernard of Montjoux was an Italian monk from the 11th century who apparently didn’t mind the cold. He established hostels in the Italian Alps to aid French and German pilgrims travelling to Rome. And yes, in case you were wondering, those big, hairy dogs are named after him.

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St. Modomnoc of Ossory

St. Modomnoc of Ossory

Bees were kept for the making of honey which was both eaten and used in the production of mead, which was important since there was no Netflix yet. Various writings say that Modomnoc planted all sorts of flowers in the garden that he knew the bees would enjoy, and when he came to the garden, the bees would swarm around him but never sting him.

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