Sunday, August 18, 2019

Saint Radboud of Utrecht Feast Day – 29 November – Saint of the Day

The Memorial of Saint Radboud of Utrecht

Saint Radboud of Utrecht is the Patron Saint of Catholic University, Nijmegan, Netherlands

Saint Radboud of Utrecht Feast Day, Date of Birth, Country of Birth, Profession, Place of Work, Date of Death, Place of Death, Beatification Date, Canonization Date, Matrimony/Holy Orders, Bishops who became Saints

Today’s Readings – Year B

Saint Radboud of Utrecht brief life History

Date of Birth 850 AD
Country of Birth France in Europe
Profession Benedictine Bishop of Utrecht
Place of Work Utrecht, Netherlands
Date of Death 917 AD
Place of Death Deventer, the Netherlands
St Radboud of Utrecht Feast Day 29 November
Beatification By Pre-Congregation
Canonization By Pre-Congregation
Patron Saint of Catholic University, Nijmegan, Netherlands

St Radboud of Utrecht Short life History

St Radboud of Utrecht was the grandson of the last pagan king of the Frisons of the Netherlands. He was raised by his uncle Gunther, bishop of Cologne, Germany, and educated at the convent school there.

He was part of the court of King Charles the Bald. He became the Benedictine Bishop of Utrecht, Netherlands in 900, joining the Benedictine order after taking his see, and in order to better govern it, for there was a strong Benedictine influence in the religious orders in his diocese.

He was noted for his support of the poor. Writer and poet of great intellect; some of his works have survived. He was forced to flee his diocese due to invasion by the Danes, and he lived his last years in exile.

Today’s Saint Radboud of Utrecht Feast Day Quote:

He was noted for his support of the poor

Saint Radboud of Utrecht Feast Day