English Speaking Saints And Martyrs

English Saints and Martyrs

Saturday, March 26, 2016

26th March - Saint Liudger - Independent Catholic News

26th March - Saint Liudger - Independent Catholic News: Bishop. Frisian by birth, Liudger was one of the eighth century Anglo Saxon missionaries who evangelised parts of northern Europe. He studied under Boniface at Utrecht and Alcuin at York. He then began preaching in remote areas of Frisia where Charlemagne had gone ahead breaking up pagan shrines. In 777 he was ordained priest and built several churches. When the Saxons invaded the area they drove out the priests and sacked the new churches.

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