St Lebuin of Deventer – Feast Day – November 12 2023

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St Lebuin of Deventer was also known as Lebuinus, Leafwine, Lebwin, Liafwine, or Livinius.

He was the Apostle of the Frisians.

He was born in England and died in 775 AD in Deventer, Netherlands.

We celebrate his feast day on November 12 every year in the Catholic Church.

St St Lebuin of Deventer Biography
Place of Birth England
Place of Work Netherlands
Date of Death 775 AD
Place of Death Deventer, Netherlands
Feast Day November 12
Canonization Pre-congregation
Patron Saint of
  • Deventer, Netherlands
  • Zoeterwoude, Netherlands

St Lebuin of Deventer Life History

Saint Lebuin of Deventer was also known as the Apostle of the Frisians. was educated in a monastery and became a Benedictine monk at Ripon, England.

He served as a priest. Missionary to the Netherlands following in the path of Saint Boniface beginning in Utrecht.

He worked with St. Marchelm and St. Gregory of Utrecht. Preached in the districts along the Yssel River. He established the first church in Deventer, Netherlands, and used it as a base for missionary work to the Saxons and Frisians.

His success caused great hostility among the non-converted pagans who burned his church and spread the rumour that his success was due to witchcraft.

Lebuin took his message to the Saxon national assembly preaching the Gospel during a sacrifice to one of the pagan gods and prophesying the destruction of their nation if they did not convert.

Many of the representatives wanted to kill him but one spoke up to say that the assembly should treat him as an ambassador from God and give him the same diplomatic protection. The Saxons agreed, and to respect the rights of Christianity.

St. Lebuin of Deventer
St. Lebuin of Deventer

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