264- St. Winebald, 6th (of 6) family members to be a saint!

The final saint from this family is St. Winebald. The older brother to St. Willibald and sister St Valpurga.

Color illustration of St. Winebald
St Winebald credit- http://catholicsaints.info/saint-winebald-of-heidenheim/

He studied to become a monk while in Rome and returned to England to recruit others back to Rome to dedicate their lives to God. But he eventually found himself in Germania helping his uncle St. Boniface, brother and sister with their mission there.

Graffiti of the family of saints from wiki commons
St Wuna is on the right along with her husband Richard, then Winebald, St Valpurga and St Williebald from Wikicommons

Here are several photos that offer additional background about early Christianity in Germany:

Wurzburg, Germany settled in 6th century and Chrisitanized in 686
This is a screen grab from a YouTube video about the Main River.
An infographic about Kapple, a church where the Virgin Mary appeared
Another screen grab from the same video that mentions a church the Virgin Mary visited in Germany.

For more about St. Winebald here are links to my primary sources:




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