Monday, September 9, 2013


St. Nithard
Nithard of Corbie, OSB

Feast day: February 4
 Died 845.
Saint Nithard was a monk at Corbie in Saxony and a companion of Saint Ansgar, whom he followed to Sweden as a missionary. He was martyred there by the pagan natives

Benedictine monk and martyr. Originally a monk at Corbie, Saxony, in modem Germany, he became a companion of St. Ansgar and followed in his footsteps, preaching among the pagans of Scandinavia. He was martyred by the Swedes.

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