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Saint Willibrord (658–739)

Saint Willibrord (658–739)

Patron saint against convulsions and epilepsy

Feast day: November 7

Saint Willibrord was born in England in 658. He felt called to spread the Good News through missionary work in Germany. With great zeal and enthusiasm, he followed his call and constructed churches and an abbey. Experiencing great success, Willibrord decided to spread his work into what is today Denmark. Unfortunately, this new missionary venture did not succeed. Saint Willibrord died in 739. 

(Image by Rp., Wikimedia Commons)