This year Rupert's Name day was on 27th March 2017
Symbols are often associated with Saints, it often helped in the middle ages when people were unable to read thus Rupert has the following symbols associated
- A salt box
- A model of a church
- A basket of eggs
Historically Famous Ruperts
One St Rupert (together with his mother, St Bertha), lived as a hermit on the Rupertsburg near Bingen in the ninth century, and became particularly well-loved by the much more famous Hildegard of Bingen when she was Abbess there 300 years later. Another St Rupert who has been particularly popular in Ireland was the bishop of Worms, a Frenchman of the seventh century. He later became a missionary to Bavaria, and then to Austria.