Saint Ludger - First Bishop of Munster (743-809).
Saint Ludger was born in Netherlands and his father at the child’s own request, committed him very young to the care of Saint Gregory, Bishop of Utrecht, and his educated him in his monastery of Utrecht. When Saint Gregory died in 776, his successor, Alberic, compelled Saint Ludger to receive the priesthood. He founded the monastery of Werden, twenty-nine miles from Cologne. and in 802, the Archbishop of Cologne, ordained him Bishop of Munster.
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