Oil Dedicated to St Ulric (against moles)
St Ulric born in 890 at Kyburg, Zurich, Switzerland and died on July 4, 973 at Augsburg of natural causes. Buried in the Church of Saint Afra. Born in 890 at Kyburg, Zurich, Switzerland as the son of Count Hucpald and Thetbirga. Related to the dukes of Alamannia and the imperial family of the Ottos.
A sickly child, but as a boy educated at the monastic school of Saint Gall and proved to be an excellent student. Also served as chamberlain to his uncle, Blessed Adalbero, bishop of Augsburg.
Ordained as Bishop of Augsburg on December 28, 923. During his tme as bishop, he built churches, visited from parish to parish, worked with the sick in hospitals, set a good example for his priests to follow, and brought relics from Rome. His good works paid off in the form of improved moral and social conditions for both the clergy and laity.
When the Magyars plundered Germany, they besieged Augsburg. Due to Ulric’s courage, his leadership, and his ability to organize the resistance, Augsburg held firm until Emperor Otto arrived. On August 10, 955, a battle fought in Lechfeld, and the invaders finally defeated. Some legends say that Ulrich actually fought in the battle, but that was impossible.
After 48 years as bishop, an ill and exhausted Ulric resigned his seat, and handed the diocese over to his nephew-a move which had the blessing of the emporer, but which the Synod of Ingelheim ruled uncanonical, and they charged and tried the aging bishop for nepotism. Ulrich apologized, did penance, and forgiven, the message of which reached him on his death bed.
A letter circulated for a while that indicated Ulric did not support priestly celibacy, seeing it as an unnecessary burden.