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      St. Ewald the Fair and St. Ewald the Dark (+695)
      of Northumbria, Missionary Priests and Martyrs
      in Germanys.
      ----------------------------------------------------------------------

      Martyrs in Old Saxony about 695. They were two priests and natives of
      Northumbria, England. Both bore the same name, but were distinguished as
      Ewald the Black and Ewald the Fair, from the difference in the colour of
      their hair and complexions.

      According to the example of many at that time, they spent several years
      as students in the schools of Ireland. Ewald the Black was the more
      learned of the two, but both were equally renowned for holiness of life.
      They were apparently acquainted with St. Willibrord, the Apostle of
      Friesland, and were animated with his zeal for the conversion of the
      Germans. Indeed, by some they have been actually numbered among the
      eleven companions of that saint, but it is more probable they did not
      set out from England till after St. Willibrord's departure. They entered
      upon their mission about 690. The scene of their labours was the country
      of the ancient Saxons, now part of Westphalia.

      At first the Ewalds took up their abode in the house of the steward of a
      certain Saxon earl or ealdormen (satrapa). The Venerable Bede remarks
      that "the old Saxons have no king, but they are governed by several
      ealdormen [satrapas] who during war cast lots for leadership, but who in
      time of peace are equal in power" (Hist. Eccl., V, 10). The steward
      entertained his two guests for several days, and promised to conduct
      them to the chieftain, as they affirmed they had a message of
      considerable importance to deliver to him.

      Meanwhile, the Ewalds omitted nothing of their religious exercises. They
      prayed often, recited the canonical hours, and they carried with them
      all that was necessary for the Holy Sacrifice. The pagan Saxons,
      understanding from these things that they had Christian priests and
      missionaries in their midst, began to suspect that their aim was to
      convert their over-lord, and thus destroy their temples and their
      religion. Inflamed with jealousy and anger, they resolved that the
      Ewalds should die. Ewald the Fair they quickly despatched with the
      sword, but Ewald the Black they subjected to torture, because he was the
      spokesman and showed greater boldness. He was torn limb from limb, after
      which the two bodies were cast into the Rhine. This is understood to
      have happened on 3 October at a place called Aplerbeck, where a chapel
      still stands.

      When the ealdorman heard of what had been done he was exceedingly angry,
      and took vengeance by ordering the murderers to be put to death and
      their village to be destroyed by fire. Meanwhile the martyred bodies
      were miraculously carried against the stream up the Rhine, for the space
      of forty miles, to the place in which the companions of the Ewalds were
      residing. As they floated along, a heavenly light, like a column of
      fire, was seen to shine above them. Even the murderers are said to have
      witnessed the miraculous brightness. Moreover, one of the martyrs
      appeared in vision to the monk Tilmon (a companion of the Ewalds), and
      told him where the bodies would be found: "that the spot would be there
      where he should see a pillar of light reaching from earth to heaven".
      Tilmon arose and found the bodies, and interred them with the honours
      due to martyrs. From that time onwards, the memory of the Ewalds was
      annually celebrated in those parts. A spring of water is said to have
      gushed forth in the place of the martyrdom.

      Pepin, Duke of Austrasia, having heard of the wonders that had occurred,
      caused the bodies to be translated to Cologne, where they were solemnly
      enshrined in the collegiate church of St. Cunibert. The heads of the
      martyrs were bestowed on Frederick, Bishop of Munster, by Archbishop
      Anno of Cologne, at the opening of the shrine in 1074. These relics were
      probably destroyed by the impious Anabaptists in 1534.

      The two Ewalds are honoured as patron saints of Westphalia.


      Lives kindly supplied by:
      For All the Saints:
      http://users.erols.com/saintpat/ss/ss-index.htm
      These Lives are archived at:
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    • emrys@globe.net.nz
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      Message 2 of 13 , Oct 1, 2003
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        St. Ewald the Fair and St. Ewald the Dark (+695)
        of Northumbria, Missionary Priests and Martyrs
        in Germanys.
        ----------------------------------------------------------------------

        Martyrs in Old Saxony about 695. They were two priests and natives of
        Northumbria, England. Both bore the same name, but were distinguished as
        Ewald the Black and Ewald the Fair, from the difference in the colour of
        their hair and complexions.

        According to the example of many at that time, they spent several years
        as students in the schools of Ireland. Ewald the Black was the more
        learned of the two, but both were equally renowned for holiness of life.
        They were apparently acquainted with St. Willibrord, the Apostle of
        Friesland, and were animated with his zeal for the conversion of the
        Germans. Indeed, by some they have been actually numbered among the
        eleven companions of that saint, but it is more probable they did not
        set out from England till after St. Willibrord's departure. They entered
        upon their mission about 690. The scene of their labours was the country
        of the ancient Saxons, now part of Westphalia.

        At first the Ewalds took up their abode in the house of the steward of a
        certain Saxon earl or ealdormen (satrapa). The Venerable Bede remarks
        that "the old Saxons have no king, but they are governed by several
        ealdormen [satrapas] who during war cast lots for leadership, but who in
        time of peace are equal in power" (Hist. Eccl., V, 10). The steward
        entertained his two guests for several days, and promised to conduct
        them to the chieftain, as they affirmed they had a message of
        considerable importance to deliver to him.

        Meanwhile, the Ewalds omitted nothing of their religious exercises. They
        prayed often, recited the canonical hours, and they carried with them
        all that was necessary for the Holy Sacrifice. The pagan Saxons,
        understanding from these things that they had Christian priests and
        missionaries in their midst, began to suspect that their aim was to
        convert their over-lord, and thus destroy their temples and their
        religion. Inflamed with jealousy and anger, they resolved that the
        Ewalds should die. Ewald the Fair they quickly despatched with the
        sword, but Ewald the Black they subjected to torture, because he was the
        spokesman and showed greater boldness. He was torn limb from limb, after
        which the two bodies were cast into the Rhine. This is understood to
        have happened on 3 October at a place called Aplerbeck, where a chapel
        still stands.

        When the ealdorman heard of what had been done he was exceedingly angry,
        and took vengeance by ordering the murderers to be put to death and
        their village to be destroyed by fire. Meanwhile the martyred bodies
        were miraculously carried against the stream up the Rhine, for the space
        of forty miles, to the place in which the companions of the Ewalds were
        residing. As they floated along, a heavenly light, like a column of
        fire, was seen to shine above them. Even the murderers are said to have
        witnessed the miraculous brightness. Moreover, one of the martyrs
        appeared in vision to the monk Tilmon (a companion of the Ewalds), and
        told him where the bodies would be found: "that the spot would be there
        where he should see a pillar of light reaching from earth to heaven".
        Tilmon arose and found the bodies, and interred them with the honours
        due to martyrs. From that time onwards, the memory of the Ewalds was
        annually celebrated in those parts. A spring of water is said to have
        gushed forth in the place of the martyrdom.

        Pepin, Duke of Austrasia, having heard of the wonders that had occurred,
        caused the bodies to be translated to Cologne, where they were solemnly
        enshrined in the collegiate church of St. Cunibert. The heads of the
        martyrs were bestowed on Frederick, Bishop of Munster, by Archbishop
        Anno of Cologne, at the opening of the shrine in 1074. These relics were
        probably destroyed by the impious Anabaptists in 1534.

        The two Ewalds are honoured as patron saints of Westphalia.


        Lives kindly supplied by:
        For All the Saints:
        http://users.erols.com/saintpat/ss/ss-index.htm
        These Lives are archived at:
        http://groups.yahoo.com/group/celt-saints
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      • emrys@globe.net.nz
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        Message 3 of 13 , Oct 1, 2004
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          St. Ewald the Fair and St. Ewald the Dark (+695)
          of Northumbria, Missionary Priests and Martyrs
          in Germanys.
          ----------------------------------------------------------------------

          Martyrs in Old Saxony about 695. They were two priests and natives of
          Northumbria, England. Both bore the same name, but were distinguished as
          Ewald the Black and Ewald the Fair, from the difference in the colour of
          their hair and complexions.

          According to the example of many at that time, they spent several years
          as students in the schools of Ireland. Ewald the Black was the more
          learned of the two, but both were equally renowned for holiness of life.
          They were apparently acquainted with St. Willibrord, the Apostle of
          Friesland, and were animated with his zeal for the conversion of the
          Germans. Indeed, by some they have been actually numbered among the
          eleven companions of that saint, but it is more probable they did not
          set out from England till after St. Willibrord's departure. They entered
          upon their mission about 690. The scene of their labours was the country
          of the ancient Saxons, now part of Westphalia.

          At first the Ewalds took up their abode in the house of the steward of a
          certain Saxon earl or ealdormen (satrapa). The Venerable Bede remarks
          that "the old Saxons have no king, but they are governed by several
          ealdormen [satrapas] who during war cast lots for leadership, but who in
          time of peace are equal in power" (Hist. Eccl., V, 10). The steward
          entertained his two guests for several days, and promised to conduct
          them to the chieftain, as they affirmed they had a message of
          considerable importance to deliver to him.

          Meanwhile, the Ewalds omitted nothing of their religious exercises. They
          prayed often, recited the canonical hours, and they carried with them
          all that was necessary for the Holy Sacrifice. The pagan Saxons,
          understanding from these things that they had Christian priests and
          missionaries in their midst, began to suspect that their aim was to
          convert their over-lord, and thus destroy their temples and their
          religion. Inflamed with jealousy and anger, they resolved that the
          Ewalds should die. Ewald the Fair they quickly despatched with the
          sword, but Ewald the Black they subjected to torture, because he was the
          spokesman and showed greater boldness. He was torn limb from limb, after
          which the two bodies were cast into the Rhine. This is understood to
          have happened on 3 October at a place called Aplerbeck, where a chapel
          still stands.

          When the ealdorman heard of what had been done he was exceedingly angry,
          and took vengeance by ordering the murderers to be put to death and
          their village to be destroyed by fire. Meanwhile the martyred bodies
          were miraculously carried against the stream up the Rhine, for the space
          of forty miles, to the place in which the companions of the Ewalds were
          residing. As they floated along, a heavenly light, like a column of
          fire, was seen to shine above them. Even the murderers are said to have
          witnessed the miraculous brightness. Moreover, one of the martyrs
          appeared in vision to the monk Tilmon (a companion of the Ewalds), and
          told him where the bodies would be found: "that the spot would be there
          where he should see a pillar of light reaching from earth to heaven".
          Tilmon arose and found the bodies, and interred them with the honours
          due to martyrs. From that time onwards, the memory of the Ewalds was
          annually celebrated in those parts. A spring of water is said to have
          gushed forth in the place of the martyrdom.

          Pepin, Duke of Austrasia, having heard of the wonders that had occurred,
          caused the bodies to be translated to Cologne, where they were solemnly
          enshrined in the collegiate church of St. Cunibert. The heads of the
          martyrs were bestowed on Frederick, Bishop of Munster, by Archbishop
          Anno of Cologne, at the opening of the shrine in 1074. These relics were
          probably destroyed by the impious Anabaptists in 1534.

          The two Ewalds are honoured as patron saints of Westphalia.


          Lives kindly supplied by:
          For All the Saints:
          http://www.saintpatrickdc.org/ss/ss-index.htm
          These Lives are archived at:
          http://groups.yahoo.com/group/celt-saints
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        • emrys@globe.net.nz
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          Message 4 of 13 , Oct 2, 2005
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            St. Ewald the Fair and St. Ewald the Dark (+695)
            of Northumbria, Missionary Priests and Martyrs
            in Germanys.
            ----------------------------------------------------------------------

            Martyrs in Old Saxony about 695. They were two priests and natives of
            Northumbria, England. Both bore the same name, but were distinguished as
            Ewald the Black and Ewald the Fair, from the difference in the colour of
            their hair and complexions.

            According to the example of many at that time, they spent several years
            as students in the schools of Ireland. Ewald the Black was the more
            learned of the two, but both were equally renowned for holiness of life.
            They were apparently acquainted with St. Willibrord, the Apostle of
            Friesland, and were animated with his zeal for the conversion of the
            Germans. Indeed, by some they have been actually numbered among the
            eleven companions of that saint, but it is more probable they did not
            set out from England till after St. Willibrord's departure. They entered
            upon their mission about 690. The scene of their labours was the country
            of the ancient Saxons, now part of Westphalia.

            At first the Ewalds took up their abode in the house of the steward of a
            certain Saxon earl or ealdormen (satrapa). The Venerable Bede remarks
            that "the old Saxons have no king, but they are governed by several
            ealdormen [satrapas] who during war cast lots for leadership, but who in
            time of peace are equal in power" (Hist. Eccl., V, 10). The steward
            entertained his two guests for several days, and promised to conduct
            them to the chieftain, as they affirmed they had a message of
            considerable importance to deliver to him.

            Meanwhile, the Ewalds omitted nothing of their religious exercises. They
            prayed often, recited the canonical hours, and they carried with them
            all that was necessary for the Holy Sacrifice. The pagan Saxons,
            understanding from these things that they had Christian priests and
            missionaries in their midst, began to suspect that their aim was to
            convert their over-lord, and thus destroy their temples and their
            religion. Inflamed with jealousy and anger, they resolved that the
            Ewalds should die. Ewald the Fair they quickly despatched with the
            sword, but Ewald the Black they subjected to torture, because he was the
            spokesman and showed greater boldness. He was torn limb from limb, after
            which the two bodies were cast into the Rhine. This is understood to
            have happened on 3 October at a place called Aplerbeck, where a chapel
            still stands.

            When the ealdorman heard of what had been done he was exceedingly angry,
            and took vengeance by ordering the murderers to be put to death and
            their village to be destroyed by fire. Meanwhile the martyred bodies
            were miraculously carried against the stream up the Rhine, for the space
            of forty miles, to the place in which the companions of the Ewalds were
            residing. As they floated along, a heavenly light, like a column of
            fire, was seen to shine above them. Even the murderers are said to have
            witnessed the miraculous brightness. Moreover, one of the martyrs
            appeared in vision to the monk Tilmon (a companion of the Ewalds), and
            told him where the bodies would be found: "that the spot would be there
            where he should see a pillar of light reaching from earth to heaven".
            Tilmon arose and found the bodies, and interred them with the honours
            due to martyrs. From that time onwards, the memory of the Ewalds was
            annually celebrated in those parts. A spring of water is said to have
            gushed forth in the place of the martyrdom.

            Pepin, Duke of Austrasia, having heard of the wonders that had occurred,
            caused the bodies to be translated to Cologne, where they were solemnly
            enshrined in the collegiate church of St. Cunibert. The heads of the
            martyrs were bestowed on Frederick, Bishop of Munster, by Archbishop
            Anno of Cologne, at the opening of the shrine in 1074. These relics were
            probably destroyed by the impious Anabaptists in 1534.

            The two Ewalds are honoured as patron saints of Westphalia.


            Lives kindly supplied by:
            For All the Saints:
            http://www.saintpatrickdc.org/ss/ss-index.htm
            These Lives are archived at:
            http://groups.yahoo.com/group/celt-saints
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            Message 5 of 13 , Oct 2, 2006
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              St. Ewald the Fair and St. Ewald the Dark (+695)
              of Northumbria, Missionary Priests and Martyrs
              in Germany.
              ----------------------------------------------------------------------

              Martyrs in Old Saxony about 695. They were two priests and natives of
              Northumbria, England. Both bore the same name, but were distinguished as
              Ewald the Black and Ewald the Fair, from the difference in the colour of
              their hair and complexions.

              According to the example of many at that time, they spent several years
              as students in the schools of Ireland. Ewald the Black was the more
              learned of the two, but both were equally renowned for holiness of life.
              They were apparently acquainted with St. Willibrord, the Apostle of
              Friesland, and were animated with his zeal for the conversion of the
              Germans. Indeed, by some they have been actually numbered among the
              eleven companions of that saint, but it is more probable they did not
              set out from England till after St. Willibrord's departure. They entered
              upon their mission about 690. The scene of their labours was the country
              of the ancient Saxons, now part of Westphalia.

              At first the Ewalds took up their abode in the house of the steward of a
              certain Saxon earl or ealdormen (satrapa). The Venerable Bede remarks
              that "the old Saxons have no king, but they are governed by several
              ealdormen [satrapas] who during war cast lots for leadership, but who in
              time of peace are equal in power" (Hist. Eccl., V, 10). The steward
              entertained his two guests for several days, and promised to conduct
              them to the chieftain, as they affirmed they had a message of
              considerable importance to deliver to him.

              Meanwhile, the Ewalds omitted nothing of their religious exercises. They
              prayed often, recited the canonical hours, and they carried with them
              all that was necessary for the Holy Sacrifice. The pagan Saxons,
              understanding from these things that they had Christian priests and
              missionaries in their midst, began to suspect that their aim was to
              convert their over-lord, and thus destroy their temples and their
              religion. Inflamed with jealousy and anger, they resolved that the
              Ewalds should die. Ewald the Fair they quickly despatched with the
              sword, but Ewald the Black they subjected to torture, because he was the
              spokesman and showed greater boldness. He was torn limb from limb, after
              which the two bodies were cast into the Rhine. This is understood to
              have happened on 3 October at a place called Aplerbeck, where a chapel
              still stands.

              When the ealdorman heard of what had been done he was exceedingly angry,
              and took vengeance by ordering the murderers to be put to death and
              their village to be destroyed by fire. Meanwhile the martyred bodies
              were miraculously carried against the stream up the Rhine, for the space
              of forty miles, to the place in which the companions of the Ewalds were
              residing. As they floated along, a heavenly light, like a column of
              fire, was seen to shine above them. Even the murderers are said to have
              witnessed the miraculous brightness. Moreover, one of the martyrs
              appeared in vision to the monk Tilmon (a companion of the Ewalds), and
              told him where the bodies would be found: "that the spot would be there
              where he should see a pillar of light reaching from earth to heaven".
              Tilmon arose and found the bodies, and interred them with the honours
              due to martyrs. From that time onwards, the memory of the Ewalds was
              annually celebrated in those parts. A spring of water is said to have
              gushed forth in the place of the martyrdom.

              Pepin, Duke of Austrasia, having heard of the wonders that had occurred,
              caused the bodies to be translated to Cologne, where they were solemnly
              enshrined in the collegiate church of St. Cunibert. The heads of the
              martyrs were bestowed on Frederick, Bishop of Munster, by Archbishop
              Anno of Cologne, at the opening of the shrine in 1074. These relics were
              probably destroyed by the impious Anabaptists in 1534.

              The two Ewalds are honoured as patron saints of Westphalia.


              Lives kindly supplied by:
              For All the Saints:
              http://www.saintpatrickdc.org/ss/ss-index.htm
              These Lives are archived at:
              http://groups.yahoo.com/group/celt-saints
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            • emrys@globe.net.nz
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              Message 6 of 13 , Oct 2, 2007
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                St. Ewald the Fair and St. Ewald the Dark (+695)
                of Northumbria, Missionary Priests and Martyrs
                in Germany.
                ----------------------------------------------------------------------

                Martyrs in Old Saxony about 695. They were two priests and natives of
                Northumbria, England. Both bore the same name, but were distinguished as
                Ewald the Black and Ewald the Fair, from the difference in the colour of
                their hair and complexions.

                According to the example of many at that time, they spent several years
                as students in the schools of Ireland. Ewald the Black was the more
                learned of the two, but both were equally renowned for holiness of life.
                They were apparently acquainted with St. Willibrord, the Apostle of
                Friesland, and were animated with his zeal for the conversion of the
                Germans. Indeed, by some they have been actually numbered among the
                eleven companions of that saint, but it is more probable they did not
                set out from England till after St. Willibrord's departure. They entered
                upon their mission about 690. The scene of their labours was the country
                of the ancient Saxons, now part of Westphalia.

                At first the Ewalds took up their abode in the house of the steward of a
                certain Saxon earl or ealdormen (satrapa). The Venerable Bede remarks
                that "the old Saxons have no king, but they are governed by several
                ealdormen [satrapas] who during war cast lots for leadership, but who in
                time of peace are equal in power" (Hist. Eccl., V, 10). The steward
                entertained his two guests for several days, and promised to conduct
                them to the chieftain, as they affirmed they had a message of
                considerable importance to deliver to him.

                Meanwhile, the Ewalds omitted nothing of their religious exercises. They
                prayed often, recited the canonical hours, and they carried with them
                all that was necessary for the Holy Sacrifice. The pagan Saxons,
                understanding from these things that they had Christian priests and
                missionaries in their midst, began to suspect that their aim was to
                convert their over-lord, and thus destroy their temples and their
                religion. Inflamed with jealousy and anger, they resolved that the
                Ewalds should die. Ewald the Fair they quickly despatched with the
                sword, but Ewald the Black they subjected to torture, because he was the
                spokesman and showed greater boldness. He was torn limb from limb, after
                which the two bodies were cast into the Rhine. This is understood to
                have happened on 3 October at a place called Aplerbeck, where a chapel
                still stands.

                When the ealdorman heard of what had been done he was exceedingly angry,
                and took vengeance by ordering the murderers to be put to death and
                their village to be destroyed by fire. Meanwhile the martyred bodies
                were miraculously carried against the stream up the Rhine, for the space
                of forty miles, to the place in which the companions of the Ewalds were
                residing. As they floated along, a heavenly light, like a column of
                fire, was seen to shine above them. Even the murderers are said to have
                witnessed the miraculous brightness. Moreover, one of the martyrs
                appeared in vision to the monk Tilmon (a companion of the Ewalds), and
                told him where the bodies would be found: "that the spot would be there
                where he should see a pillar of light reaching from earth to heaven".
                Tilmon arose and found the bodies, and interred them with the honours
                due to martyrs. From that time onwards, the memory of the Ewalds was
                annually celebrated in those parts. A spring of water is said to have
                gushed forth in the place of the martyrdom.

                Pepin, Duke of Austrasia, having heard of the wonders that had occurred,
                caused the bodies to be translated to Cologne, where they were solemnly
                enshrined in the collegiate church of St. Cunibert. The heads of the
                martyrs were bestowed on Frederick, Bishop of Munster, by Archbishop
                Anno of Cologne, at the opening of the shrine in 1074. These relics were
                probably destroyed by the impious Anabaptists in 1534.

                The two Ewalds are honoured as patron saints of Westphalia.


                Lives kindly supplied by:
                For All the Saints:
                http://www.saintpatrickdc.org/ss/ss-index.htm
                These Lives are archived at:
                http://groups.yahoo.com/group/celt-saints
                *****************************************
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                  St. Ewald the Fair and St. Ewald the Dark (+695)
                  of Northumbria, Missionary Priests and Martyrs
                  in Germany.
                  ----------------------------------------------------------------------

                  Martyrs in Old Saxony about 695. They were two priests and natives of
                  Northumbria, England. Both bore the same name, but were distinguished as
                  Ewald the Black and Ewald the Fair, from the difference in the colour of
                  their hair and complexions.

                  According to the example of many at that time, they spent several years
                  as students in the schools of Ireland. Ewald the Black was the more
                  learned of the two, but both were equally renowned for holiness of life.
                  They were apparently acquainted with St. Willibrord, the Apostle of
                  Friesland, and were animated with his zeal for the conversion of the
                  Germans. Indeed, by some they have been actually numbered among the
                  eleven companions of that saint, but it is more probable they did not
                  set out from England till after St. Willibrord's departure. They entered
                  upon their mission about 690. The scene of their labours was the country
                  of the ancient Saxons, now part of Westphalia.

                  At first the Ewalds took up their abode in the house of the steward of a
                  certain Saxon earl or ealdormen (satrapa). The Venerable Bede remarks
                  that "the old Saxons have no king, but they are governed by several
                  ealdormen [satrapas] who during war cast lots for leadership, but who in
                  time of peace are equal in power" (Hist. Eccl., V, 10). The steward
                  entertained his two guests for several days, and promised to conduct
                  them to the chieftain, as they affirmed they had a message of
                  considerable importance to deliver to him.

                  Meanwhile, the Ewalds omitted nothing of their religious exercises. They
                  prayed often, recited the canonical hours, and they carried with them
                  all that was necessary for the Holy Sacrifice. The pagan Saxons,
                  understanding from these things that they had Christian priests and
                  missionaries in their midst, began to suspect that their aim was to
                  convert their over-lord, and thus destroy their temples and their
                  religion. Inflamed with jealousy and anger, they resolved that the
                  Ewalds should die. Ewald the Fair they quickly despatched with the
                  sword, but Ewald the Black they subjected to torture, because he was the
                  spokesman and showed greater boldness. He was torn limb from limb, after
                  which the two bodies were cast into the Rhine. This is understood to
                  have happened on 3 October at a place called Aplerbeck, where a chapel
                  still stands.

                  When the ealdorman heard of what had been done he was exceedingly angry,
                  and took vengeance by ordering the murderers to be put to death and
                  their village to be destroyed by fire. Meanwhile the martyred bodies
                  were miraculously carried against the stream up the Rhine, for the space
                  of forty miles, to the place in which the companions of the Ewalds were
                  residing. As they floated along, a heavenly light, like a column of
                  fire, was seen to shine above them. Even the murderers are said to have
                  witnessed the miraculous brightness. Moreover, one of the martyrs
                  appeared in vision to the monk Tilmon (a companion of the Ewalds), and
                  told him where the bodies would be found: "that the spot would be there
                  where he should see a pillar of light reaching from earth to heaven".
                  Tilmon arose and found the bodies, and interred them with the honours
                  due to martyrs. From that time onwards, the memory of the Ewalds was
                  annually celebrated in those parts. A spring of water is said to have
                  gushed forth in the place of the martyrdom.

                  Pepin, Duke of Austrasia, having heard of the wonders that had occurred,
                  caused the bodies to be translated to Cologne, where they were solemnly
                  enshrined in the collegiate church of St. Cunibert. The heads of the
                  martyrs were bestowed on Frederick, Bishop of Munster, by Archbishop
                  Anno of Cologne, at the opening of the shrine in 1074. These relics were
                  probably destroyed by the impious Anabaptists in 1534.

                  The two Ewalds are honoured as patron saints of Westphalia.


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                    St. Ewald the Fair and St. Ewald the Dark (+695)
                    of Northumbria, Missionary Priests and Martyrs
                    in Germany.
                    ----------------------------------------------------------------------

                    Martyrs in Old Saxony about 695. They were two priests and natives of
                    Northumbria, England. Both bore the same name, but were distinguished as
                    Ewald the Black and Ewald the Fair, from the difference in the colour of
                    their hair and complexions.

                    According to the example of many at that time, they spent several years
                    as students in the schools of Ireland. Ewald the Black was the more
                    learned of the two, but both were equally renowned for holiness of life.
                    They were apparently acquainted with St. Willibrord, the Apostle of
                    Friesland, and were animated with his zeal for the conversion of the
                    Germans. Indeed, by some they have been actually numbered among the
                    eleven companions of that saint, but it is more probable they did not
                    set out from England till after St. Willibrord's departure. They entered
                    upon their mission about 690. The scene of their labours was the country
                    of the ancient Saxons, now part of Westphalia.

                    At first the Ewalds took up their abode in the house of the steward of a
                    certain Saxon earl or ealdormen (satrapa). The Venerable Bede remarks
                    that "the old Saxons have no king, but they are governed by several
                    ealdormen [satrapas] who during war cast lots for leadership, but who in
                    time of peace are equal in power" (Hist. Eccl., V, 10). The steward
                    entertained his two guests for several days, and promised to conduct
                    them to the chieftain, as they affirmed they had a message of
                    considerable importance to deliver to him.

                    Meanwhile, the Ewalds omitted nothing of their religious exercises. They
                    prayed often, recited the canonical hours, and they carried with them
                    all that was necessary for the Holy Sacrifice. The pagan Saxons,
                    understanding from these things that they had Christian priests and
                    missionaries in their midst, began to suspect that their aim was to
                    convert their over-lord, and thus destroy their temples and their
                    religion. Inflamed with jealousy and anger, they resolved that the
                    Ewalds should die. Ewald the Fair they quickly despatched with the
                    sword, but Ewald the Black they subjected to torture, because he was the
                    spokesman and showed greater boldness. He was torn limb from limb, after
                    which the two bodies were cast into the Rhine. This is understood to
                    have happened on 3 October at a place called Aplerbeck, where a chapel
                    still stands.

                    When the ealdorman heard of what had been done he was exceedingly angry,
                    and took vengeance by ordering the murderers to be put to death and
                    their village to be destroyed by fire. Meanwhile the martyred bodies
                    were miraculously carried against the stream up the Rhine, for the space
                    of forty miles, to the place in which the companions of the Ewalds were
                    residing. As they floated along, a heavenly light, like a column of
                    fire, was seen to shine above them. Even the murderers are said to have
                    witnessed the miraculous brightness. Moreover, one of the martyrs
                    appeared in vision to the monk Tilmon (a companion of the Ewalds), and
                    told him where the bodies would be found: "that the spot would be there
                    where he should see a pillar of light reaching from earth to heaven".
                    Tilmon arose and found the bodies, and interred them with the honours
                    due to martyrs. From that time onwards, the memory of the Ewalds was
                    annually celebrated in those parts. A spring of water is said to have
                    gushed forth in the place of the martyrdom.

                    Pepin, Duke of Austrasia, having heard of the wonders that had occurred,
                    caused the bodies to be translated to Cologne, where they were solemnly
                    enshrined in the collegiate church of St. Cunibert. The heads of the
                    martyrs were bestowed on Frederick, Bishop of Munster, by Archbishop
                    Anno of Cologne, at the opening of the shrine in 1074. These relics were
                    probably destroyed by the impious Anabaptists in 1534.

                    The two Ewalds are honoured as patron saints of Westphalia.


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                    http://www.saintpatrickdc.org/ss/ss-index.htm
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                      St. Ewald the Fair and St. Ewald the Dark (+695)
                      of Northumbria, Missionary Priests and Martyrs
                      in Germany.
                      ----------------------------------------------------------------------

                      Martyrs in Old Saxony about 695. They were two priests and natives of
                      Northumbria, England. Both bore the same name, but were distinguished as
                      Ewald the Black and Ewald the Fair, from the difference in the colour of
                      their hair and complexions.

                      According to the example of many at that time, they spent several years
                      as students in the schools of Ireland. Ewald the Black was the more
                      learned of the two, but both were equally renowned for holiness of life.
                      They were apparently acquainted with St. Willibrord, the Apostle of
                      Friesland, and were animated with his zeal for the conversion of the
                      Germans. Indeed, by some they have been actually numbered among the
                      eleven companions of that saint, but it is more probable they did not
                      set out from England till after St. Willibrord's departure. They entered
                      upon their mission about 690. The scene of their labours was the country
                      of the ancient Saxons, now part of Westphalia.

                      At first the Ewalds took up their abode in the house of the steward of a
                      certain Saxon earl or ealdormen (satrapa). The Venerable Bede remarks
                      that "the old Saxons have no king, but they are governed by several
                      ealdormen [satrapas] who during war cast lots for leadership, but who in
                      time of peace are equal in power" (Hist. Eccl., V, 10). The steward
                      entertained his two guests for several days, and promised to conduct
                      them to the chieftain, as they affirmed they had a message of
                      considerable importance to deliver to him.

                      Meanwhile, the Ewalds omitted nothing of their religious exercises. They
                      prayed often, recited the canonical hours, and they carried with them
                      all that was necessary for the Holy Sacrifice. The pagan Saxons,
                      understanding from these things that they had Christian priests and
                      missionaries in their midst, began to suspect that their aim was to
                      convert their over-lord, and thus destroy their temples and their
                      religion. Inflamed with jealousy and anger, they resolved that the
                      Ewalds should die. Ewald the Fair they quickly despatched with the
                      sword, but Ewald the Black they subjected to torture, because he was the
                      spokesman and showed greater boldness. He was torn limb from limb, after
                      which the two bodies were cast into the Rhine. This is understood to
                      have happened on 3 October at a place called Aplerbeck, where a chapel
                      still stands.

                      When the ealdorman heard of what had been done he was exceedingly angry,
                      and took vengeance by ordering the murderers to be put to death and
                      their village to be destroyed by fire. Meanwhile the martyred bodies
                      were miraculously carried against the stream up the Rhine, for the space
                      of forty miles, to the place in which the companions of the Ewalds were
                      residing. As they floated along, a heavenly light, like a column of
                      fire, was seen to shine above them. Even the murderers are said to have
                      witnessed the miraculous brightness. Moreover, one of the martyrs
                      appeared in vision to the monk Tilmon (a companion of the Ewalds), and
                      told him where the bodies would be found: "that the spot would be there
                      where he should see a pillar of light reaching from earth to heaven".
                      Tilmon arose and found the bodies, and interred them with the honours
                      due to martyrs. From that time onwards, the memory of the Ewalds was
                      annually celebrated in those parts. A spring of water is said to have
                      gushed forth in the place of the martyrdom.

                      Pepin, Duke of Austrasia, having heard of the wonders that had occurred,
                      caused the bodies to be translated to Cologne, where they were solemnly
                      enshrined in the collegiate church of St. Cunibert. The heads of the
                      martyrs were bestowed on Frederick, Bishop of Munster, by Archbishop
                      Anno of Cologne, at the opening of the shrine in 1074. These relics were
                      probably destroyed by the impious Anabaptists in 1534.

                      The two Ewalds are honoured as patron saints of Westphalia.


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                      For All the Saints:
                      http://www.saintpatrickdc.org/ss/ss-index.htm
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                        St. Ewald the Fair and St. Ewald the Dark (+695)
                        of Northumbria, Missionary Priests and Martyrs
                        in Germany.
                        ----------------------------------------------------------------------

                        Martyrs in Old Saxony about 695. They were two priests and natives of
                        Northumbria, England. Both bore the same name, but were distinguished as
                        Ewald the Black and Ewald the Fair, from the difference in the colour of
                        their hair and complexions.

                        According to the example of many at that time, they spent several years
                        as students in the schools of Ireland. Ewald the Black was the more
                        learned of the two, but both were equally renowned for holiness of life.
                        They were apparently acquainted with St. Willibrord, the Apostle of
                        Friesland, and were animated with his zeal for the conversion of the
                        Germans. Indeed, by some they have been actually numbered among the
                        eleven companions of that saint, but it is more probable they did not
                        set out from England till after St. Willibrord's departure. They entered
                        upon their mission about 690. The scene of their labours was the country
                        of the ancient Saxons, now part of Westphalia.

                        At first the Ewalds took up their abode in the house of the steward of a
                        certain Saxon earl or ealdormen (satrapa). The Venerable Bede remarks
                        that "the old Saxons have no king, but they are governed by several
                        ealdormen [satrapas] who during war cast lots for leadership, but who in
                        time of peace are equal in power" (Hist. Eccl., V, 10). The steward
                        entertained his two guests for several days, and promised to conduct
                        them to the chieftain, as they affirmed they had a message of
                        considerable importance to deliver to him.

                        Meanwhile, the Ewalds omitted nothing of their religious exercises. They
                        prayed often, recited the canonical hours, and they carried with them
                        all that was necessary for the Holy Sacrifice. The pagan Saxons,
                        understanding from these things that they had Christian priests and
                        missionaries in their midst, began to suspect that their aim was to
                        convert their over-lord, and thus destroy their temples and their
                        religion. Inflamed with jealousy and anger, they resolved that the
                        Ewalds should die. Ewald the Fair they quickly despatched with the
                        sword, but Ewald the Black they subjected to torture, because he was the
                        spokesman and showed greater boldness. He was torn limb from limb, after
                        which the two bodies were cast into the Rhine. This is understood to
                        have happened on 3 October at a place called Aplerbeck, where a chapel
                        still stands.

                        When the ealdorman heard of what had been done he was exceedingly angry,
                        and took vengeance by ordering the murderers to be put to death and
                        their village to be destroyed by fire. Meanwhile the martyred bodies
                        were miraculously carried against the stream up the Rhine, for the space
                        of forty miles, to the place in which the companions of the Ewalds were
                        residing. As they floated along, a heavenly light, like a column of
                        fire, was seen to shine above them. Even the murderers are said to have
                        witnessed the miraculous brightness. Moreover, one of the martyrs
                        appeared in vision to the monk Tilmon (a companion of the Ewalds), and
                        told him where the bodies would be found: "that the spot would be there
                        where he should see a pillar of light reaching from earth to heaven".
                        Tilmon arose and found the bodies, and interred them with the honours
                        due to martyrs. From that time onwards, the memory of the Ewalds was
                        annually celebrated in those parts. A spring of water is said to have
                        gushed forth in the place of the martyrdom.

                        Pepin, Duke of Austrasia, having heard of the wonders that had occurred,
                        caused the bodies to be translated to Cologne, where they were solemnly
                        enshrined in the collegiate church of St. Cunibert. The heads of the
                        martyrs were bestowed on Frederick, Bishop of Munster, by Archbishop
                        Anno of Cologne, at the opening of the shrine in 1074. These relics were
                        probably destroyed by the impious Anabaptists in 1534.

                        The two Ewalds are honoured as patron saints of Westphalia.


                        Lives kindly supplied by:
                        For All the Saints:
                        http://www.saintpatrickdc.org/ss/ss-index.htm
                        These Lives are archived at:
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                          St. Ewald the Fair and St. Ewald the Dark (+695)
                          of Northumbria, Missionary Priests and Martyrs
                          in Germany.
                          ----------------------------------------------------------------------

                          Martyrs in Old Saxony about 695. They were two priests and natives of
                          Northumbria, England. Both bore the same name, but were distinguished as
                          Ewald the Black and Ewald the Fair, from the difference in the colour of
                          their hair and complexions.

                          According to the example of many at that time, they spent several years
                          as students in the schools of Ireland. Ewald the Black was the more
                          learned of the two, but both were equally renowned for holiness of life.
                          They were apparently acquainted with St. Willibrord, the Apostle of
                          Friesland, and were animated with his zeal for the conversion of the
                          Germans. Indeed, by some they have been actually numbered among the
                          eleven companions of that saint, but it is more probable they did not
                          set out from England till after St. Willibrord's departure. They entered
                          upon their mission about 690. The scene of their labours was the country
                          of the ancient Saxons, now part of Westphalia.

                          At first the Ewalds took up their abode in the house of the steward of a
                          certain Saxon earl or ealdormen (satrapa). The Venerable Bede remarks
                          that "the old Saxons have no king, but they are governed by several
                          ealdormen [satrapas] who during war cast lots for leadership, but who in
                          time of peace are equal in power" (Hist. Eccl., V, 10). The steward
                          entertained his two guests for several days, and promised to conduct
                          them to the chieftain, as they affirmed they had a message of
                          considerable importance to deliver to him.

                          Meanwhile, the Ewalds omitted nothing of their religious exercises. They
                          prayed often, recited the canonical hours, and they carried with them
                          all that was necessary for the Holy Sacrifice. The pagan Saxons,
                          understanding from these things that they had Christian priests and
                          missionaries in their midst, began to suspect that their aim was to
                          convert their over-lord, and thus destroy their temples and their
                          religion. Inflamed with jealousy and anger, they resolved that the
                          Ewalds should die. Ewald the Fair they quickly despatched with the
                          sword, but Ewald the Black they subjected to torture, because he was the
                          spokesman and showed greater boldness. He was torn limb from limb, after
                          which the two bodies were cast into the Rhine. This is understood to
                          have happened on 3 October at a place called Aplerbeck, where a chapel
                          still stands.

                          When the ealdorman heard of what had been done he was exceedingly angry,
                          and took vengeance by ordering the murderers to be put to death and
                          their village to be destroyed by fire. Meanwhile the martyred bodies
                          were miraculously carried against the stream up the Rhine, for the space
                          of forty miles, to the place in which the companions of the Ewalds were
                          residing. As they floated along, a heavenly light, like a column of
                          fire, was seen to shine above them. Even the murderers are said to have
                          witnessed the miraculous brightness. Moreover, one of the martyrs
                          appeared in vision to the monk Tilmon (a companion of the Ewalds), and
                          told him where the bodies would be found: "that the spot would be there
                          where he should see a pillar of light reaching from earth to heaven".
                          Tilmon arose and found the bodies, and interred them with the honours
                          due to martyrs. From that time onwards, the memory of the Ewalds was
                          annually celebrated in those parts. A spring of water is said to have
                          gushed forth in the place of the martyrdom.

                          Pepin, Duke of Austrasia, having heard of the wonders that had occurred,
                          caused the bodies to be translated to Cologne, where they were solemnly
                          enshrined in the collegiate church of St. Cunibert. The heads of the
                          martyrs were bestowed on Frederick, Bishop of Munster, by Archbishop
                          Anno of Cologne, at the opening of the shrine in 1074. These relics were
                          probably destroyed by the impious Anabaptists in 1534.

                          The two Ewalds are honoured as patron saints of Westphalia.


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                          For All the Saints:
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                            St. Ewald the Fair and St. Ewald the Dark (+695)
                            of Northumbria, Missionary Priests and Martyrs
                            in Germany.
                            ----------------------------------------------------------------------

                            Martyrs in Old Saxony about 695. They were two priests and natives of
                            Northumbria, England. Both bore the same name, but were distinguished as
                            Ewald the Black and Ewald the Fair, from the difference in the colour of
                            their hair and complexions.

                            According to the example of many at that time, they spent several years
                            as students in the schools of Ireland. Ewald the Black was the more
                            learned of the two, but both were equally renowned for holiness of life.
                            They were apparently acquainted with St. Willibrord, the Apostle of
                            Friesland, and were animated with his zeal for the conversion of the
                            Germans. Indeed, by some they have been actually numbered among the
                            eleven companions of that saint, but it is more probable they did not
                            set out from England till after St. Willibrord's departure. They entered
                            upon their mission about 690. The scene of their labours was the country
                            of the ancient Saxons, now part of Westphalia.

                            At first the Ewalds took up their abode in the house of the steward of a
                            certain Saxon earl or ealdormen (satrapa). The Venerable Bede remarks
                            that "the old Saxons have no king, but they are governed by several
                            ealdormen [satrapas] who during war cast lots for leadership, but who in
                            time of peace are equal in power" (Hist. Eccl., V, 10). The steward
                            entertained his two guests for several days, and promised to conduct
                            them to the chieftain, as they affirmed they had a message of
                            considerable importance to deliver to him.

                            Meanwhile, the Ewalds omitted nothing of their religious exercises. They
                            prayed often, recited the canonical hours, and they carried with them
                            all that was necessary for the Holy Sacrifice. The pagan Saxons,
                            understanding from these things that they had Christian priests and
                            missionaries in their midst, began to suspect that their aim was to
                            convert their over-lord, and thus destroy their temples and their
                            religion. Inflamed with jealousy and anger, they resolved that the
                            Ewalds should die. Ewald the Fair they quickly despatched with the
                            sword, but Ewald the Black they subjected to torture, because he was the
                            spokesman and showed greater boldness. He was torn limb from limb, after
                            which the two bodies were cast into the Rhine. This is understood to
                            have happened on 3 October at a place called Aplerbeck, where a chapel
                            still stands.

                            When the ealdorman heard of what had been done he was exceedingly angry,
                            and took vengeance by ordering the murderers to be put to death and
                            their village to be destroyed by fire. Meanwhile the martyred bodies
                            were miraculously carried against the stream up the Rhine, for the space
                            of forty miles, to the place in which the companions of the Ewalds were
                            residing. As they floated along, a heavenly light, like a column of
                            fire, was seen to shine above them. Even the murderers are said to have
                            witnessed the miraculous brightness. Moreover, one of the martyrs
                            appeared in vision to the monk Tilmon (a companion of the Ewalds), and
                            told him where the bodies would be found: "that the spot would be there
                            where he should see a pillar of light reaching from earth to heaven".
                            Tilmon arose and found the bodies, and interred them with the honours
                            due to martyrs. From that time onwards, the memory of the Ewalds was
                            annually celebrated in those parts. A spring of water is said to have
                            gushed forth in the place of the martyrdom.

                            Pepin, Duke of Austrasia, having heard of the wonders that had occurred,
                            caused the bodies to be translated to Cologne, where they were solemnly
                            enshrined in the collegiate church of St. Cunibert. The heads of the
                            martyrs were bestowed on Frederick, Bishop of Munster, by Archbishop
                            Anno of Cologne, at the opening of the shrine in 1074. These relics were
                            probably destroyed by the impious Anabaptists in 1534.

                            The two Ewalds are honoured as patron saints of Westphalia.

                            These Lives are archived at:
                            http://groups.yahoo.com/group/celt-saints
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