New Catholic Dictionary – Saint Ludger

sandstone sculpture of the Saint Liudger; date and artist unknown; eastern facade of Recker Dionysius youth home, parish church of Saint Dionysius, Recke, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany; photographed in July 2010 by J. H. Janßen; swiped from Wikimedia CommonsArticle

Bishop of Munster, missionary among the Frisians and Saxons, born Zuilen, near Utrecht, c.744; died Billerbeck, Westphalia, 809. After studying at York, he was ordained at Cologne, 777, and devoted himself to evangelizing the Frisians and Saxons. He was consecrated Bishop of Mimigernaford, 804, and from the monastery he erected there, the present city, Munster, derives its name. Patron of Werden, East Frisia, and Deventer. Represented holding a church and a book. Buried at Werden. Feast, 26 March.

MLA Citation

  • “Saint Ludger”. New Catholic Dictionary. CatholicSaints.Info. 11 August 2018. Web. 25 September 2021. <>