Book of Saints – Egbert


EGBERT (Saint) (April 24) (8th century) A native of England who, like many of his countrymen in the seventh century, passed over to Ireland to frequent its renowned schools of piety and learning. He meditated, consecrating himself to the Apostdate of Germany, but was forced to be content with being instrumental in inducing Saints Willibrord, Wigbert and others to undertake the mission. He himself repaired to Saint Columba’s monastery in the Isle of Iona, where he lived a life of prayer and penance till his death, A.D. 729, on the Festival of Easter, which he had succeeded in causing the Celtic monks to celebrate on the day appointed by the Universal Church.

MLA Citation

  • Monks of Ramsgate. “Egbert”. Book of Saints, 1921. CatholicSaints.Info. 22 November 2012. Web. 20 May 2019. <>