Saint Swithbert

[Saint Swithbert]Also known as

  • Swithbert the Elder
  • Suidbert….
  • Suitbert….
  • Suitbertus….
  • Swibert….
  • Swidbert….
  • Apostle of the Bructeri
  • Apostle of the Frisians

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Studied in Ireland with Saint Egbert of Rathemigisi. Benedictine monk. Preacher. Spiritual teacher of Saint Willeic. One of a group of twelve English missionaries led by Saint Willibrord of Echternach who worked in Friesland, a group of islands off the coast of the Netherlands, evangelizing the Frisians and Bructeri. Bishop in 693. Worked with Saint Wilfrid of York. Founded a Benedictine monastery at Werth on the Rhine (modern Düsseldorf-Kaiserswerth, Germany) where he lived the rest of his life.

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  • “Saint Swithbert“. Saints.SQPN.com. 20 February 2014. Web. 24 July 2014. <>