Abbey of Sankt Gallen

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ABBEY OF SANKT GALLEN (Fürstabtei St. Gallen)

Country : Switzerland
Denomination : Roman Catholic
Order : Benedictan

Established : 719
Abolished : 1805

Arms (crest) of Abbey of Sankt Gallen
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Origin/meaning

The Abbey was founded in 835 by St. Meinrad; the crows in the monastery's arms is said to represent crows which the saint kept as pets, and have been borne since the 15th century.

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