Willibald, Saint

Willibald, Saint

(wĭ`lĭbôld), d. 787?, English missionary in Germany. He traveled in the East and was sent from Rome on a mission to aid St. BonifaceBoniface, Saint
, c.675–754?, English missionary monk and martyr, called the Apostle of Germany, b. Devonshire, England. His English name was Winfrid. He was educated in the monastery of Nursling, near Winchester.
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. He was made first bishop of Eichstätt. St. WalburgaWalburga, Saint
, d. c.779, English missionary in Germany; sister of St. Willibald. She went there to assist St. Boniface, settling at Heidenheim, near Eichstätt (NW of Ingolstadt), where another brother, Winnebald (or Wynbald), had an abbey. St.
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 was his sister, and St. Winnebald, first abbot of Heidenheim, was his brother. Feast: June 7.
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