Book of Saints – Willehad

Saint Willehad of BremenArticle

(Saint) Bishop (November 8) (8th century) A Northumbrian Saint who, inspired by the example of Saint Boniface, crossed over into Friesland about A.D. 772, and entered upon an extended and fruitful Apostolate in Germany. He was the first missionary to pass the Elbe. Charlemagne, having conquered the Saxons, had Willehad consecrated their first Bishop. The See of Bremen was thus founded. Saint Willehad died in the neighbourhood of Bremen, A.D. 789.

MLA Citation

  • Monks of Ramsgate. “Willehad”. Book of Saints, 1921. CatholicSaints.Info. 8 November 2016. Web. 22 January 2019. <>