The letter “W” finds itself once again featured in this series. Thus, today’s saint is St. Willibrord:
Willibrord (c. 658 – 7 November 739) was a Northumbrian missionary saint, known as the “Apostle to the Frisians” in the modern Netherlands. He became the first Bishop of Utrecht and died at Echternach, Luxembourg.
A few facts about him:
- His father was a convert to Christianity and entrusted his son to the Church to be raised.
- He visited Rome twice, and during one such visit was ordained a Bishop.
- He is also sometimes referred to as the Apostle to the Benelux countries (Belgium, Netherlands and Luxembourg).
More can be found out about him at his wiki, located here.