New Catholic Dictionary – Saint Burchard


(died 754) Confessor, Bishop of Würzburg, born England; died Germany. Inspired by Saint Boniface, he offered himself as an assistant missionary. He was consecrated the first Bishop of the See of Würzburg in Franconia, 741. Under his zealous ministry that entire country was converted. Held in high esteem by Pepin the Short, he was appointed as head of an embassy to lay before Pope Zachary the question who should be the King of the Franks. After ten years of exhausting labors he resigned his bishopric to retire to a life of solitude, 752. Patron of Würzburg. He was buried at Mount Saint Mary or Old Würzburg where he had built a monastery. Feast, 14 October.

MLA Citation

  • “Saint Burchard”. People of the Faith. CatholicSaints.Info. 13 October 2010. Web. 22 September 2021. <>