Ansgar of Scandinavia
- Feast Day
- Short Bio
He was born to a noble family near Amiens, France. As a Benedictine monk, he went to Denmark and Sweden as a missionary. He was nominated abbot of New Corbie, the first Archbishop of Hamburg, and the Pope’s delegate for the Scandinavian missions. As the ‘Apostle of the North’, his success was due to his great preaching ability, personal austerity, holiness and miracles. He was greatly devoted to the poor and the sick.
September 8, 801 AD, near Amiens, Picardy, France
February 3, 865 AD, Bremen, Germany
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- Lived in
Amiens, Picardy, Wesphalia, Hamburg, Sweden, Denmark
- Form of Passing
- Name Variations
Amschar, Anschar, Anscharius, Ansgarius, Anskar, Apostle of the North, Apostle of Scandanavia, Scharies
- Favorite Quote
If I were worthy of such a favor from my God, I would ask that he grant me this one miracle: that by His grace He would make of me a good man.
- Major Shrine
Saint Ansgar's Cathedral (Danish: Sankt Ansgars Kirke — Katolsk Domkirke) in Copenhagen, Denmark
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