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St. Arnulf, Bishop of Metz

St. Arnulf, Bishop of Metz

Male Abt 580 - 640  (~ 60 years)

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  • Name St. Arnulf  
    Suffix Bishop of Metz 
    Born Abt 580  Nancy, Meurthe-et-Moselle, Lorraine, France Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Alternate birth 582  Lay-Sainte-Christophe, Meurthe-et-Moselle, France Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Alternate birth Abt 13 Aug 582  Heristal, Liege, Belgium Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Died 18 Jul 640  Remiremont, Vosges, France Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Alternate death 16 Aug 640  Remiremont, Vosges, France Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Alternate death 643  [4
    Buried Church of the Apostles, Metz, Moselle, Lorraine, France Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Person ID I3993  Ancestry of PNH, TNH, and others
    Last Modified 6 Jan 2018 

    Married Abt 596  [6
    Children 
    +1. Ansegisel, Mayor of the Palace of Austrasia,   b. 602,   d. Between 648 and 669  (Age 46 years)
    Last Modified 20 Jul 2018 11:57:15 
    Family ID F3425  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Photos
    St. Arnold Brewing Company, Houston, Texas
    St. Arnold Brewing Company, Houston, Texas

  • Notes 
    • Also called Arnoldus; Arnoul de Heristala.

      Ansegisel, Mayor of the Palace of Austrasia, widely accepted as his son, is a proven ancestor of Charlemagne. St. Arnulf's ancestry and that of his wife, as shown here, is in essence highly well-informed speculation.

      From Wikipedia:

      There are three legends associated with Arnulf:

      The Legend of the Ring

      Arnulf was tormented by the violence that surrounded him and feared that he had played a role in the wars and murders that plagued the ruling families. Obsessed by these sins, Arnulf went to a bridge over the Moselle river. There he took off his bishop's ring and threw it into the river, praying to God to give him a sign of absolution by returning the ring to him. Many penitent years later, a fisherman brought to the bishop's kitchen a fish in the stomach of which was found the bishop's ring. Arnulf repaid the sign of God by immediately retiring as bishop and becoming a hermit for the remainder of his life.

      The Legend of the Fire

      At the moment Arnulf resigned as bishop, a fire broke out in the cellars of the royal palace and threatened to spread throughout the city of Metz. Arnulf, full of courage and feeling unity with the townspeople, stood before the fire and said, "If God wants me to be consumed, I am in His hands." He then made the sign of the cross at which point the fire immediately receded.

      The Legend of the Beer Mug

      It was July 642 and very hot when the parishioners of Metz went to Remiremont to recover the remains of their former bishop. They had little to drink and the terrain was inhospitable. At the point when the exhausted procession was about to leave Champigneulles, one of the parishioners, Duc Notto, prayed "By his powerful intercession the Blessed Arnold will bring us what we lack." Immediately the small remnant of beer at the bottom of a pot multiplied in such amounts that the pilgrims thirst was quenched and they had enough to enjoy the next evening when they arrived in Metz.
    • Also called Arnoldus; Arnoul de Heristala.

      Ansegisel, Mayor of the Palace of Austrasia, widely accepted as his son, is a proven ancestor of Charlemagne.

      From Wikipedia:

      There are three legends associated with Arnulf:

      The Legend of the Ring

      Arnulf was tormented by the violence that surrounded him and feared that he had played a role in the wars and murders that plagued the ruling families. Obsessed by these sins, Arnulf went to a bridge over the Moselle river. There he took off his bishop's ring and threw it into the river, praying to God to give him a sign of absolution by returning the ring to him. Many penitent years later, a fisherman brought to the bishop's kitchen a fish in the stomach of which was found the bishop's ring. Arnulf repaid the sign of God by immediately retiring as bishop and becoming a hermit for the remainder of his life.

      The Legend of the Fire

      At the moment Arnulf resigned as bishop, a fire broke out in the cellars of the royal palace and threatened to spread throughout the city of Metz. Arnulf, full of courage and feeling unity with the townspeople, stood before the fire and said, "If God wants me to be consumed, I am in His hands." He then made the sign of the cross at which point the fire immediately receded.

      The Legend of the Beer Mug

      It was July 642 and very hot when the parishioners of Metz went to Remiremont to recover the remains of their former bishop. They had little to drink and the terrain was inhospitable. At the point when the exhausted procession was about to leave Champigneulles, one of the parishioners, Duc Notto, prayed "By his powerful intercession the Blessed Arnold will bring us what we lack." Immediately the small remnant of beer at the bottom of a pot multiplied in such amounts that the pilgrims thirst was quenched and they had enough to enjoy the next evening when they arrived in Metz.

  • Sources 
    1. [S35] Encyclopedia Britannica.

    2. [S160] Wikipedia.

    3. [S145] Ancestral Roots of Certain American Colonists Who Came to America Before 1700, by Frederick Lewis Weis and Walter Lee Sheppard, Jr. 8th edition, William R. Beall & Kaleen E. Beall, eds. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Company, 2004, 2006, 2008.

    4. [S346] The Oxford Dictionary of Saints, by David Hugh Farmer. Oxford University Press, 1978.

    5. [S160] Wikipedia., article on the Abbey of Saint-Arnould.

    6. [S87] Christian Settipani, Les Ancetres de Charlemagne. Editions Christian, France, 1989. Also, "Continuite Gentilice et Continuite Familiale dans les Familles Senatoriales Romaines l’Epoque Imperiale, Mythe et Realite, Addenda I - III," Prosopographica et Genealogica, July 2000 - October 2002.