Book of Saints – Ludger


(Saint) Bishop (March 26) (9th century) The Apostle of Saxony and first Bishop of Munster. He was a Frisian by birth and educated by Saint Gregory of Utrecht, but afterwards a pupil of Alcuin at York. Returning to his fatherland as a missionary, he successfully evangelised a great part of Central Germany, notably Westphalia, where he founded the Bishopric of Munster. The holiness of his life and his zeal for souls won him the respect and affection of Pope Saint Hadrian I and of the Emperor Charlemagne. He died at the age of sixty-six, March 26, A.D. 809. A Life of Saint Gregory of Utrecht is from his pen.

MLA Citation

  • Monks of Ramsgate. “Ludger”. Book of Saints, 1921. CatholicSaints.Info. 9 November 2014. Web. 5 August 2021. <>