St. Walburga(Sep.24)

Sep 23, 2012 by

February 25, May 1,

September 24, October 12

Saint Walburga

Translation of Relics to Zutphen

Patroness of Harvests, Sailors, Mariners;

Against Coughs, Famine, Hydrophobia, Plague, Storms

Feast Dates:

February 25
May 1
October 12 (translation of relics to Eichstätt)
September 24 (translation of relics to Zutphen)

Additional Patronage:

boatmen, harvests, mariners, sailors, watermen


against coughts, against dog bites, against famine, against hydrophobia, against mad dogs, against plague, against rabies, against storms


Antwerp, Belgium; Gronigen, Netherlands; Oudenarde, Belgium; Zutphen, Netherlands


Diocese of Eichstätt, Germany; Diocese of Plymouth, England


Extract from St. Walburga:“St. Walburga was born in Devonshire England, around 710. She was the daughter of a West Saxon chieftain and the sister of St. Willibald and Winebald. . . . In 748, she was sent with St. Lioba to Germany to help St. Boniface in his missionary work. She spent two years at Bishofsheim, after which she became Abbess of the double monastery at Heidenheim founded by her brother Winebald. At the death of Winebald, St. Walburga was appointed Abbess of both monasteries by her brother Willibald, who was then Bishop of Eichstadt. . . . She was buried first at Heidenheim, but later her body was interred next to that of her brother, St. Winebald, at Eichstadt. For some reason an aromatic fluid with healing qualities began to flow (and still flows) from a fissure in a rock on which their tomb stands. Its healing powers were attributed to her, and the fluid became known as St. Walburga’s Oil. Was seen as a sign of her continuing intercession. The oil has always been collected and given to pilgrims. Healings attributed to St. Walburga’s intercession continue to be reported up to the present day.See PICTURE of Saint Walburga. See also: Saint Walburga: Patron Saint of Mariners and Against Famine, Saint Walpurga (Multilingual), Santa Walburga (SP) , Santa Valburga (Valpurga) Badessa di Heidenheim (IT), Sainte Walburge (FR), Św. Walburga (PO). VIDEO: History of St. Walburga Abbey. PRAYERS to St. Walburga, Mother’s PRAYER to St. Walburga.


Extract from Saint Walburga: Daughter of Saint Richard the King. Sister of Saint Willibald and Saint Winebald. Student of Saint Tatta at Wimborne monastery, Dorset, England, where she later became a nun. Beginning in 748, she evangelized and healed pagans in what is now Germany with Saint Lioba, Saint Boniface, and her brothers, a mission that was very successful. . . . Cures are ascribed to the oil that exudes from a rock on which her relics were placed, which together with her healing skills in life explains her patronage of plague, rabies, coughs, etc.”


The Missionaries of Mercy and our collaborators have prayed for the intercession of St. Walburga on behalf of those affected by the following disasters:

Acute Malnutrition in Liberia (December 2009) (Ongoing) (Africa) See World Mission Rosary Intentions: December 7 – December 20, 2009.



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