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The priest and hermit, who came from a distinguished family and was later canonized, was born in Aquitaine (French countryside or former English county between the Pyrenees and Loire) around 495 and died in today's St. Goar south of Koblenz ( Rheinland-Pfalz ). The name means "God is strong", his feast day is July 6th. At the age of 24, when he had already been ordained, he migrated to Aquitaine Rhine and built a cell on the site of his current patron saint in the parish of St. Goar named after him middle Rhine, Every year in September, the two sister cities of St. Goar and St. Goarshausen on the opposite bank celebrate "The Night of the Loreley" with fireworks. The house fronts of the two Rhine cities are illuminated and the castles Katz and Rheinfels and the Rhine heights are illuminated Bengali. He brought Goar vines from his southern French homeland and had a great passion for food and good wine. He performed numerous miracles, for example, he achieved that despite being open bunghole not a drop of wine from one barrel escaped. He is patron saint of St. Goar, as well as the potter, brick worker, winegrower, Innkeepers and boatmen. See also under wine Saints and wine gods,

Goar - St. Goar monument and view from Rheinsteg over Katz castle to the community of St. Goar Left : By WHVer , Uwe Karwath, Wilhelmshaven - Own work, CC BY 3.0 , Link
Right picture : Von Ökologix - Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0 , Link

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