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St. Ludger was born in the Netherlands and studied under St. Gregory.  He went to England to continue his studies for three and a half years.  He worked as a missionary on his return to Utrecht.  He was ordained in 777 at Cologne and was a missionary in Friesland for seven years.  The Saxons invaded and drove all the priests out.  He spent two years in Rome and two years at Monte Cassino .  He returned to Friesland to be spiritual director of 5 provinces by order of Charlemagne.  He was highly successful in his mission making converts and building monasteries.  He was consecrated first Bishop of Munster.  He died on March 26 after saying his last Mass at Billerbeck, Westphalia, West Germany.

FEAST DAY:  March 26

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