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The priest and hermit, who came from a noble family and was later canonized, was born around 495 in Aquitaine (French countryside or former English county between the Pyrenees and the Loire) and died in 575 in what is now St. Goar south of Koblenz ( Rheinland-Pfalz ). The name means "God is strong", his feast day is the 6th of July. At the age of 24, when he was ordained a priest, he emigrated from Aquitaine to the Rhine and built a cell on the site of his present patronage church in the named after him community St. Goar middle Rhine, Every year in September, "The Night of Loreley" is celebrated with fireworks by the two sister cities of St. Goar and St. Goarshausen on the opposite shore. The house fronts of the two Rhine towns are illuminated and the castles Katz and Rheinfels as well as the Rhine heights are illuminated in Bengal. He brought vine from his southern French homeland to Goar and had a great passion for food and good wine. He performed many miracles, for example, he caused, despite open bunghole not a drop of wine from one barrel escaped. He is the patron saint of St. Goar, as well as the potter, brickworker, winegrower, Innkeepers and boatmen. See also below wine Saints and wine gods,

Goar - Monument St. Goar and view from the Rhine over Castle Katz to the municipality St. Goar Picture left : By WHVer , Uwe Karwath, Wilhelmshaven - Own work, CC BY 3.0 , Link
Picture right : By Ökologix - Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0 , Link

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