Saint Wigbert of Fritzlar

wooden statue of Saint Wigbert of Fritzlar, c.1700, artist unknown, church of Saint Mary in Burlo, GermanyAlso known as

  • Vigbert
  • Vigberto

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Became a monk as a very young man, possibly at Glastonbury Abbey. Missionary who worked with Saint Boniface. He arrived in Germany c.734. Abbot of the monastery of Hersfeld, Hesse. Spiritual teacher of Saint Sturmi of Fulda. Abbot of Ohrdruf, Thuringia in 737. He later retired to Hersfeld where he spent his remaining days as a prayerful monk. Known as a very quiet man, and a miracle worker.

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  • “Saint Wigbert of Fritzlar“. CatholicSaints.Info. 13 August 2016. Web. 25 August 2016. <>