Tuesday, 1 October 2013

Tuesday - Willibrord, the Apostle of the Frisians

Willibrord, or the Apostle of the Frisians, was the Northumbrian Cristian monk who was sent to the Low Lands upon invitation of the King of the Francs and founded the dioceses of Utrecht, Deventer and Haarlem.

He is buried in Luxembourg but Utrecht celebrates him with this statue on Janskerkhof.

Among his patronages: Utrecht, Luxembourg, The Netherlands, epilepsy and convulsions.


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