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Feastday: October 14

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St. Burkard or Buchard, feast day October 14, Bishop, Benedictine d. c 754 An English priest and monk who joined the German mission under St Boniface (c 732). He was ordained first bishop of Würzburg (Herbipolis), and founded there several Benedictine abbeys of which the most important was St Andrew's, afterwards called after him. About the year 753 he resigned his bishopric to a monk of Fritzlar and spent the remaining months of his life in monastic retirement.

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