Bruno's Name Day

This year Bruno's Name day is on 6th October 2017

Bruno is derived from Old German; 'brown'; Bruno has a name day of 6th October and our description is based upon the male usage of the name.
This Name has no alternative spellings or shorter versions

Saint Bruno, whose feast day the celebration is based upon is a patron saint of the following:

  • Those who are victims of demonic possession.

Symbols are often associated with Saints, it often helped in the middle ages when people were unable to read thus Bruno has the following symbols associated

  • A flowering crucifix
  • A death's head
  • A star on his chest
  • Seven stars

Historically Famous Brunos

St Bruno the Great, son of St Matilda, was archbishop of Cologne in 953. A rulerof considerable power in the absense of his brother the German Emperor Otto 1. It is St Bruno of Chartreuse (born in Cologne in 1030 and named after the Archbishop), however, who is much better known, for it was he who founded the great Cathusian monastery of La Grande Chartreuse. Bruno and six others lived much like the first Desert Fathers, in solitude and great poverty. Loike his namesake, however, St Bruno was also called to public life - in this case as papal adviser to Urban II - and he was never allowed to return to his monastery. He died in 1101 in another monastery he founded called La Torre, in Calabria, Italy

Other Names Day resources

Name days stem from celebrations or festivals held to celebrate Saints, these dates were chosen by the relevant church that had declared the person a Saint and as they were often only referred to by a single name then the festival became known as that particular name's day hence name day. The  popular custom of celebrating your name day is wide spread across Europe and the middle east it's rise can be traced back to people's desire to have the occasional party and with literacy being constrained to clergy and similar scribes then people would not know the date unless informed via this route hence if your saint name was being celebrated then why not push the boat out!

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