St Rasso of Andechs (Patron invoked against stomach pains Especialy in Children)
St Rasso of Andechs was a Bavarian count and military leader, pilgrim, and saint. He was the count of Dießen-Andechs. Leading the Bavarians against invading Magyars in the tenth century. No contemporary Vita of Rasso has survived and various legends arose around his cult in the late Middle Ages. However, there is no reason to doubt that there existed a count named Rasso who fought against the Magyars in the 950s.
As a middle-aged man, he went on pilgrimage to the Holy Land and Rome, where he collected relics, returning to found a Benedictine abbey at Wörth, later named Grafrath after him.
He a large man. When his relics exhumed in 1468. It determined that he some 2 meters tall. Although it previously thought that he even taller. Since the size of his actual grave 2 and a half meters.
The healing shrine and pilgrimage church of St Rasso at Grafrath received many visitors during the Middle Ages and afterwards; records of the miracles attributed to him between the years 1444 and 1728 consist of 12,131 entries.
In 955, the relics that Rasso had brought from Rome and the Holy Land to his monastery at Wörth transferred to Andechs Abbey to preserve them from the ravages of the Magyars.
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