Book of Saints – Lioba


(Saint) Virgin (April 23) (8th century) An Anglo-Saxon lady who at the invitation of Saint Boniface passed over, together with Saint Thecla and others, into Germany, to aid the Saint in his Apostolic labours. Saint Lioba was made Abbess of the monastery then just founded at Bischoffsheim, and quickly won the respect and love of princes and people. She died about A.D. 779, and was interred, like Saint Boniface, at Fulda. Her biographer assures us that he himself was an eye-witness of some of the miracles wrought at her tomb.

MLA Citation

  • Monks of Ramsgate. “Lioba”. Book of Saints, 1921. CatholicSaints.Info. 8 November 2014. Web. 24 March 2019. <>