St Willibrord.700

Frisia, a province in the Netherlands, wasn’t the most hospitable place when the English priest and monastic Willibrord arrived to establish his base at Utrecht. He was able to found a monastery at Trier, but his work was frequently disturbed by conflicts between the pagan Frisians and the Christian Franks trying to control the area. Willibrord was then joined by St. Boniface and supervised him for three years, paving the way for Boniface’s huge later success in Germany. (iconographer unknown)

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