Saint Imerius of Immertal
|Born||ca. 570 AD|
|Died||ca. 620 AD|
|Venerated in||Roman Catholic Church|
|Attributes||Depicted as a hermit with a bird of prey.|
Imerius was born in Lugnez, a small village in the Canton of Jura about 570. He spent some time in Lausanne and made a voyage to Palestine. After he had returned he lived in the valley of Saint-Imier as a hermit. The legend says that Bishop Marius of Lausanne gave him the piece of land at Saint-Imier as a present, but this legend is historical very uncertain. In the 9th century, a monastery was built over his tomb.
- Pierre-Olivier Walzer, La vie des saints du jura, Réclère (1979), p. 99 - 132. (in French)
- Friedrich Wilhelm Bautz: HIMERIUS, (Hymerius, Imier, Immer), Heiliger. In: Biographisch-Bibliographisches Kirchenlexikon (BBKL). Band 2, Bautz, Hamm 1990, ISBN 3-88309-032-8, Sp. 875.
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