St Willehad of Bremen – Feast Day – November 8 2023

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St Willehad of Bremen was also known as Willihad.

He was a Benedictine monk and bishop of Bremen.

He was born in 735 AD in Northumbria, England and died on November 8 789 in Bremen Germany.

We celebrate his feast day on November 8 every year in the Catholic Church.

St Willehad of Bremen Biography
 
Date of Birth 735 AD
Place of Birth Northumbria, England
Profession Benedictine monk and bishop of Bremen
Date of Death November 8 789
Place of Death Bremen Germany
Feast Day November 8
Canonization Pre-Congregation
Patron Saint of Saxony

St Willehad of Bremen Life History

St Willehad of Bremen was educated in York, England, and then became a Benedictine monk, later a Priest.

He was a close ally of Blessed Alcuin. Willehad became an evangelist throughout western Europe and also worked in Frisia in 766 AD, preaching in Dokkum, Overyssel, Humsterland, and Utrecht, but was driven out by violent pagans.

He was then sent by Charlemagne to evangelize the Saxons in 780 AD but was expelled in 782 AD following a revolt by King Widukind against Charlemagne‘s rule. Willehad went on a pilgrimage to Rome, Italy. He copied manuscripts at the abbey of Echternach.

Following Charlemagne‘s re-conquest of the Saxons Willehad became bishop of Bremen in 787 AD a seat he held until his death. He built the cathedral there and many churches throughout his see.

St. Willehad of Bremen
St. Willehad of Bremen

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