Saint Ansgar, Bishop – Feast Day – February 3

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Saint Ansgar Biography

Saint Ansgar Profile. Born: 801 AD in France, Europe. Worked in Germany. Died: 3 February 865 in Bremen, Germany. Feast Day is celebrated on February 3.

The Memorial of Saint Ansgar – Saint of the Day

Saint Ansgar Biography, Feast Day, Date of Birth, Country of Birth, Profession, Place of Work, Date of Death, Place of Death, Beatification Date, Canonization Date

Date of Birth 801 AD
Country of Birth France of Europe
Matrimony/Holy Orders Saints who were Monks
Profession Missionary work
Place of Work Germany
Date of Death 3 February 865
Place of Death Bremen, Germany
Feast Day February 3
Beatification Beatified by N/A
Canonization Canonized by Pre-Congregation
Patron Saint of 1. Bremen, Germany, diocese of
2. Denmark
3. Hamburg, Germany, archdiocese of
4. Scandinavia
5. Sweden

Saint Ansgar Biography

Saint Ansgar is also known as:
1. Anscharius
2. Ansgario
3. Ansgarius
4. Anskar
5. Amschar
6. Anscario
7. Anschar
8. Apostle of the North
9. Apostle of Scandanavia
10. Oscar
11. Scharies

He was a Benedictine monk born to French nobility. He studied the care of Saint Paschasius Radbert and Saint Adelard of Corbie. He founded a Christian church in Sweden in 832 AD. He served as the Abbot of Corbie in 834 AD and later the Archbishop of Hamburg, Germany after ordination by Pope Gregory IV.

He established the first Christian schoolin Denmark that was run out by pagans and burnt to the ground. He campaigned against slavery. Great evangelist and miracle worker who was greatly devoted to the poor and sick. He also served as the Archbishop of Bremenm, Germany.

St Ansgar
St Ansgar

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