St. Arnolph Bishop of Metz
- Born: 582, Nancy, France
- Marriage: Oda DE SAVOY circa 606
- Died: 641, Remiremont aged 59
Another name for St. was Arnold.
Arnulf of Metz (13 August 582 - 16 August 640 ) was a Frankish noble who had great influence in the Merovingian kingdoms as a bishop and was later canonized as a saint . He is also known by his anglicized name, Arnold.
He was born near Nancy . Arnulf gave distinguished service at the Austrasian court under Theudebert II ( 595 - 612 ). At the age of thirty he wanted to retire from public life. Instead, in 614, he was made bishop of Metz , even though he was still a layman at the time. In 613 , Arnulf and Pippin of Landen , led the opposition of Frankish nobles to Queen Brunhilda of Austrasia . The revolt led to her overthrow, torture, and eventual execution, and the subsequent reunification of Frankish lands under Clotaire II , the dowager queen's nephew.
From 623 (with Pippin of Landen, then the Mayor of the Palace , Arnulf was an adviser to Dagobert I . He retired in 627 to a mountain site in the Vosges , to implement his lifelong resolution to become a hermit. His friend Romaric had preceded him to the mountains and had already established the monastery of Remiremont there. Arnulf settled there, and remained there until his death twelve years later.
Arnulf was canonized as a saint by the Roman Catholic Church and is known as the patron saint of brewing . His feast day is either 18 July or 16 August .
St. married Oda DE SAVOY circa 606. (Oda DE SAVOY was born circa 586 and died circa 615.)