Ludger, Saint

Ludger, Saint a German prelate, was born in Friesland. In his early youth he studied under the discipline of St. Gregory, who governed the school as well as the Church of Utrecht. In 802 he is noticed at Rome, and next at Monte Cassino, where he stayed two years; finally returning to the barbarians, he preached the gospel to the Saxons and the Frieslanders, where, about the same period, he became chief of the Church of Munster. He died March 26, 809, leaving a single work, The Life of St. Gregory, Abbot of Utrecht (published in the Acta Sanctorum). See Hoefer, Nouv. Biog. Generale, s.v.

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