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'''Saint Willibrord (Clement),''' c.658-739. '''Archbishop of Utrecht and Enlightener of the Netherlands.'''  
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[[Image:St. Willibrord.jpg|right|thumb|St. Willibrord, Bishop of Utrecht, Apostle of Frisia (Holland).]]
Born in Northumbria, he went to Ireland. From there he went to Friesland in Holland (c 690) accompanied by eleven other monks from England. Six years later he was consecrated bishop with the name of Clement and he founded his Cathedral in Utrecht. His work with the Frisians bore much fruit, as also in Heligoland and Denmark. He founded the monastery of Echternach in Luxembourg in 698 where his relics remain. His feast day is celebrated [[November 7]].
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Our father among the saints '''Clement''', in the world '''Willibrord''' (also ''Willibrod''), c.658-739, was the [[Archbishop]] of Utrecht, [[Enlightener]] of the Netherlands, and [[Apostle]] to the Frisians. His [[feast day]] is celebrated on [[November 7]], and the [[Translation (relics)|translation]] of his [[relics]] on [[November 10]].
  
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Born in Northumbria, he went to Ireland. From there he went to Friesland in Holland (c. 690) accompanied by eleven other [[monk]]s from England. Six years later he was [[consecration of a bishop|consecrated]] [[bishop]] with the name of "Clement," and he founded his [[Cathedral]] in Utrecht. His work with the Frisians bore much fruit, as also in Heligoland and Denmark. He founded the [[monastery]] of Echternach in Luxembourg in 698 where his relics remain.
Orthodox Europe: [http://orthodoxengland.org.uk/saintsw.htm Latin Saints of the Orthodox Patriarchate of Rome].
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==External Links==
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==Source==
* [[w:Willibrord|Willibrord]]. (from Wikipedia).
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*[http://orthodoxengland.org.uk/saintsw.htm Orthodox Europe: Latin Saints of the Orthodox Patriarchate of Rome]
  
* [http://www.fromoldbooks.org/Wood-NuttallEncyclopaedia/w/willibrodst.html Willibrod, St. (658-739)](1907 Nuttall Encyclopædia of General Knowledge).
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==External links==
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*Venerable [[Bede]], [http://www.fordham.edu/halsall/basis/bede-book5.html ''Ecclesiastical History of the English Nation'': Book V: 10, 11]
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*[[w:Willibrord|''Willibrord'' at Wikipedia]]
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*[http://www.fromoldbooks.org/Wood-NuttallEncyclopaedia/w/willibrodst.html Willibrod, St. (658-739)] (1907 Nuttall Encyclopædia of General Knowledge)
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*[http://www.willibrord.lu/spip.php?article45 St. Willibrord] ([[Roman Catholic]])
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*[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2urVyyyNcDw Supplicatory Canon to St. Willibrord] (video)
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[[ro:Sfântul Willibrord]]

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St. Willibrord, Bishop of Utrecht, Apostle of Frisia (Holland).

Our father among the saints Clement, in the world Willibrord (also Willibrod), c.658-739, was the Archbishop of Utrecht, Enlightener of the Netherlands, and Apostle to the Frisians. His feast day is celebrated on November 7, and the translation of his relics on November 10.

Born in Northumbria, he went to Ireland. From there he went to Friesland in Holland (c. 690) accompanied by eleven other monks from England. Six years later he was consecrated bishop with the name of "Clement," and he founded his Cathedral in Utrecht. His work with the Frisians bore much fruit, as also in Heligoland and Denmark. He founded the monastery of Echternach in Luxembourg in 698 where his relics remain.

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