ST. ERHARD, ABBOT, C. CALLED BY MERSÆUS AND
OTHER GERMANS, EBERHARDUS.
HE was a Scotchman by birth, and being well
instructed in the scriptures, went into Germany to preach the gospel,
with two brothers. He taught the sacred sciences at Triers, when St.
Hydulphus was bishop of that city, whom Welser and some others take
for a Scot, and one of our saint’s brothers. When St. Hydulphus
resigned his bishopric to end his days in retirement in 753, St.
Erhard withdrew to Ratisbon, where he founded a small monastery, and
is said to have been honored with miracles, both living and after his
death, which happened in that city. He was commemorated on this day
in Scotland, but in Germany on the 8th of January. See Peter
Merssæus, Catal. Archiep. Trevirens. M. Welserus, 1. 5. Rerum
Briocar ad an. 753. Panlaleon, Prosopographiæ, part 1.