St. Willibrord of Echternach


 
Feast Day:
Roman Rite Calendar - 11/07


Patron Of: Against Convulsions, Holland, Netherlands, Convulsives, Against Epilepsy, Epileptics, Luxembourg

Also known as
    Apostle of the Frisians

Memorial
    7 November

Profile
    Son of Saint Hilgis. Educated at Ripon and Ireland under Saint Egbert. Missionary to Friesland and Luxembourg with Saint Swithbert. Benedictine monk. Founding bishop of Utrecht, Netherlands in 695. Worked with Saint Boniface, Saint Rumold, Saint Werenfridus, and Saint Adalbert of Egmond. Founded monasteries.

Born
    658 at Northumbria, England

Died
    7 November 739
    relics at Echternach

Patronage
    against convulsions
    against epilepsy
    convulsives
    epileptics
    Holland
    Luxembourg
    Netherlands
    Utrecht, Netherlands, archdiocese of



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