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Saint Richard Royal

Reposed 8C Remembered February 7

St Richard was probably from Wessex and was the brother-in-law of St Boniface and father of St Willibald, St Winibald and St Walburga. St Richard renounced his royal estate and set sail with two of his sons about 721. They set off as pilgrims to Italy but St Richard died of a fever at Lucca in Tuscany. Miracles were reported at his tomb. There is a modern icon made of him. He was revered in Swabia, in south west Germany, and is also known as St Richard of Swabia.

by Aidan Hart

["Saint", "Wessex", "Wx0020", "Cent08", "Royal"]