Saint Willibrord of Echternach – Saint of the Day – November 7

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Saint Willibrord of Echternach Biography

Saint Willibrord of Echternach Profile. Born: 658 AD in the United Kingdom, Europe. Worked in England, Ireland, Netherlands. Died: 7 November 739 in England. Feast Day is celebrated on November 7.

The Memorial of Saint Willibrord of Echternach – Saint of the Day

Saint Willibrord of Echternach 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

658 AD

Country of Birth

The United Kingdom in Europe

Matrimony/Holy Orders

Saints who were Bishops



Place of Work

England, Ireland, Netherlands

Date of Death

7 November 739

Place of Death


Feast Day

November 7


Beatified by N/A


Canonized by Pre-Congregation

Patron Saint of

against convulsions
against epilepsy
Utrecht, Netherlands, archdiocese of
Heusden, Belgium
Waalre, Netherlands

St. Willibrord of Echternach Biography

St. Willibrord of Echternach was the son of St. Hilgis. He was educated at Ripon, England and in Ireland under St. Egbert. He was a missionary to Friesland and Luxembourg with St. Swithbert.

He became a Benedictine monk and later became the first bishop of Utrecht, Netherlands in 695 AD after ordination by Pope Saint Sergius I. Willibrord founded several monasteries. He worked with St. Boniface, St. Rumold, St. Werenfridus, St. Engelmund and St. Adalbert of Egmond.

St. Willibrord of Echternach
St. Willibrord of Echternach

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