Book of Saints – Ewald the Dark and Ewald the Fair

Saint Ewald the DarkArticle

EWALD THE DARK and EWALD THE FAIR (Saints) (October 3) (7th century) Two of the missionary priest monks, sent by Saint Egbert with Saint Willibrord from England to evangelize Germany. Venerable Bede relates that their field of work was “Old Saxony.” Their Apostolate appears to have been very short. They were done to death by the Pagans, probably in the neighbourhood of Dortmund about A.D. 695. Ewald the Fair was struck down by a sword blow. Ewald the Dark, the more prominent of the two, was fearfully maltreated, and in the end torn to pieces. King Pepin enshrined their relics at Cologne.

MLA Citation

  • Monks of Ramsgate. “Ewald the Dark and Ewald the Fair”. Book of Saints, 1921. CatholicSaints.Info. 3 October 2016. Web. 29 November 2020. <>