Alberic of Utrecht

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Alberic of Utrecht
Bishop
Died 21 August 784
Honored in
Roman Catholic Church, Eastern Orthodox Church
Feast 14 November

Saint Alberic of Utrecht (died 784) was a Benedictine monk[1] and bishop of Utrecht, in what is today the Netherlands.

Alberic was the nephew of Saint Gregory of Utrecht. Little is known of Alberic before he joined the Order of Saint Benedict.[2] It is known that he served as prior of the Cathedral of Saint Martin. When Gregory died in 775, Alberic succeeded his uncle as the bishop of Utrecht.[a] His bishopric was noted for the success of its mission among the pagan Teutons,[3] as well as the reorganization of the school of Utrecht. In addition, Alberic directed the mission of Ludger in Ostergau.[4]

Alberic was a good friend of Alcuin, a teacher and poet from York, England, preeminent among the scholars of that era. This relationship likely speaks to Alberic's own intelligence,[3] as the saint has been noted for his "encyclopedic knowledge of the faith."[4]

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  1. ^ Although sources state that Alberic succeeded his uncle to the see of Utrecht, Gregory was not a bishop, but in fact an "administrator," an abbot.[2][5] It is, however, certain that Alberic was a bishop, since he was consecrated at Cologne in 777.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Gecik, J. F. (2001-11-14). "November 14 -- today's saints". Retrieved 2007-11-14. 
  2. ^ a b "St. Alberic". Saints and Angels. Catholic Online. Archived from the original on 31 October 2007. Retrieved 2007-11-14. 
  3. ^ a b Rabenstein, Katherine (March 1999). "Alberic of Utrecht, OSB B (AC)". Saints O' the Day for November 14. Archived from the original on 2007-11-05. Retrieved 2007-11-14. 
  4. ^ a b Jones, Terry. "Alberic of Utrecht". Patron Saints Index. Archived from the original on 27 October 2007. Retrieved 2007-11-14. 
  5. ^ Wikisource-logo.svg "St. Gregory of Utrecht" in the 1913 Catholic Encyclopedia.
  6. ^ Herzog, Johann Jakob; Schaff, Philip; Hauck, Albert (1910). The New Schaff-Herzog Encyclopedia of Religious Knowledge. Funk and Wagnalls Company. p. 505. 

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Preceded by
Gregory of Utrecht
Bishop of Utrecht
775–784
Succeeded by
Theodard of Utrecht