St. Willibrord was born in Northumbria, England, in 658. This son of St. Hilgis was educated under St. Egbert. A Benedictine monk, he served as a missionary in Friesland and Luxembourg. He was the founding bishop of Utrecht in the Netherlands in 695, and he founded monasteries. He died Nov. 7, 739. St. Willibrord is patron saint of epileptics, Luxembourg and the Netherlands.