Feast day February 3rd.
|Apostle of the North|
|Born||8 September 801 Amiens|
|Died||3 February 865 (aged 63) Bremen|
|Venerated in||Eastern Orthodox Church,
|Attributes||Dressed in archbishops attire with a model of the church|
Saint Ansgar (8 September 801 – 3 February 865),
also known as Anskar or Saint Anschar, was a Archbishop of Hamburg-Bremen – a northern part of the Kingdom of the East Franks. The See of Hamburg was designated a mission to bring Christianity to Northern Europe, and Ansgar became known as the “Apostle of the North”. <read more>
Source: Ansgar Wikipedia
Wikipedia. 2017. Ansgar – Wikipedia. [ONLINE] Available at: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ansgar. [Accessed 02 February 2017]
2. Herbermann, Charles, ed. (1913). “St. Anschar“. Catholic Encyclopedia. New York: Robert Appleton Company.
3. Fr. Paolo O. Pirlo, SHMI (1997). “St. Ansgar”. My First Book of Saints. Sons of Holy Mary Immaculate – Quality Catholic Publications. p. 41. ISBN 971-91595-4-5.
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