Saint of the Day – 20 June – Saint Adalbert of Magdeburg

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The Memorial of Saint Adalbert of Magdeburg

Saint Adalbert of Magdeburg Date of Birth, Country of Birth, Profession, Place of Work, Date of Death, Place of Death, Feast Day.

St. Adalbert of Magdeburg brief life History

Date of Birth 910 AD
Country of Birth France in Europe
Profession Archbishop of Magdeburg and Abbot of Wissembourg
Place of Work Germany and France
Date of Death 20 June 981
Place of Death Zscherben (contemporarily in (former) Geusa, in Merseburg, Saxony-Anhalt, Germany)
Feast Day 20 June
Beatification Pre-Congregation
Canonization By Pre-Congregation
Patron Saint of

St. Adalbert of Magdeburg Short life History

Saint Adalbert of Magdeburg is also known as Apostle of the Slavs

• A Benedictine monk at the monastery of Saint Maximin at Trier, Germany.
• He was a Missionary bishop.
• A Leader of the band of missionaries sent into Russia in 961 by Emperor Otto I the Great on the request of Saint Olga, princess of Kiev. The band was violently opposed by an army of pagans led by Saint Olga’s son Svyatoslav. Many of the missionaries were killed, and the remainder, still under the leadership of Adalbert, returned to Germany, spending four years in Mainz.

• He was an Abbot of a monastery at Weissenburg, Alsace.
• Noted for his support of education in general, and of his monks in particular.
• The first archbishop of Magdeburg, Saxony in 968, which see he held for his remaining thirteen years.
• Worked with and sent missionaries to the pagan Wends, making many converts.
• He founded the dioceses of Naumberg, Neissen, Merseberg, Brandenburg, Havelberg, and Posen. Metropolitan of the Slavs.

• Educated Saint Bruno of Querfurt.

Today’s Catholic Quote:

Saint Adalbert of Magdeburg healed, educated and converted Adalbert of Prague, who took the name in memory of him.

Saint Adalbert of Magdeburg
St. Adalbert of Magdeburg

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