Book of Saints – Burchard


BURCHARD (Saint) Bishop (October 14) (8th century) An English Saint of wealthy parentage who devoted his early manhood to helping and working for the poor. Having joined the missionary band led by Saint Boniface into heathen Germany and laboured successfully there, Pope Zaohary consecrated him First Bishop of Herbipolis (Wurzburg), “Zealous as a Pastor of souls, meek and generous, but ever humble and hard upon himself,” for so he is described, he died (A.D. 752) at Hohenberg (Homburg), whither he had retired, and had lived a monastic life for his last six months upon earth. His relics were translated to Wurzburg A.D. 983.

MLA Citation

  • Monks of Ramsgate. “Burchard”. Book of Saints, 1921. CatholicSaints.Info. 8 September 2012. Web. 26 January 2022. <>