|Chillian in Wurzburg|
He and his eleven companions had some success in Germany, working through Franconia and Thuringia, parts of modern Bavaria. If we were in Wurzburg today, we'd be celebrating a big festival in his honor.
|One way to celebrate|
|Irish-German unity in spite of the guy waving the sword|
Sadly, neither Gozbert nor Geilana knew enough about Christianity to counter Bishop Chillian's edict. Geilana, however, did know how to handle the situation in local fashion. A couple of guards made short work of the offending bishop and his companions, Colman and Totnan. Their skulls, inlaid with jewels, are preserved in Wurzburg Cathedral and are paraded on July 8.