Saturday, June 23, 2012


Martyrs of Ebsdorf:
 Bruno, Marquard, OSB B & ComP
Feastday: February 2
 Died 880. During the winter of 880,
 Duke Saint Bruno led the army of King Louis III against

the invading Norsemen. On the marshy heath of Lüneberg at Ebsdorf, Saxony, the army was

caught in ice and snow and defeated by the attackers. Bruno, four bishops, 11 noblemen, and

many others were slain and thereafter venerated as saints. Among them was Bishop Marquard of

Hildesheim, who had been a monk at New Corbie, Saxony, prior to his consecration to the


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