Saint Swithbert

Saint SwithbertAlso known as

  • Swithbert the Elder
  • Suidbert….
  • Suitbert….
  • Suitbertus….
  • Swibert….
  • Swidbert….
  • Apostle of the Bructeri
  • Apostle of the Frisians



Studied in Ireland with Saint Egbert of Rathemigisi. Benedictine monk. Preacher. Spiritual teacher of Saint Willeic. One of a group of twelve English missionaries led by Saint Willibrord of Echternach who worked in Friesland, a group of islands off the coast of the Netherlands, evangelizing the Frisians and Bructeri. Bishop in 693. Worked with Saint Wilfrid of York. Founded a Benedictine monastery at Werth on the Rhine (modern Düsseldorf-Kaiserswerth, Germany) where he lived the rest of his life under the direction of his co-worker missionary, Saint Velleicus who served as the abbot.





Additional Information

MLA Citation

  • “Saint Swithbert“. CatholicSaints.Info. 1 March 2018. Web. 16 November 2018. <>