St. Willibald: Saint of the Day for Wednesday, June 07, 2023 (Wed, 07 Jun 2023)
Bishop and missionary. A native of Wessex, England, he was the brother of Sts. Winebald and Walburga and was related through his mother to the great St. Boniface. After studying in a monastery in
Waitham, in Hampshire, he went on a pilgrimage to Rome (c. 722) with his father, who died on the way at Lucca, Italy. Willibald continued on to Rome and then to Jerusalem. Captured by Saracens who
thought him a spy, he was eventually released and continued on to all of the holy places and then to ...
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