Alberic of Utrecht, St.

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Benedictine monk, bishop of Utrecht; d. Aug. 21 or Nov. 14, 784. He was a nephew of an earlier bishop of Utrecht, St. gregory, the successor of boniface. Alberic participated in the mission to the Frisians, directing ludger of mÜnster's activity there. He was a friend of such intellectual leaders of the Carolingian Renaissance as alcuin and Ludger. He received episcopal consecration in 780 at Cologne. As bishop of Utrecht he reorganized the cathedral school, dividing the teaching among four masters. Alberic's relics are preserved at Susteren.

Feasts: Nov. 14, Aug. 21, March 4 (translation).

Bibliography: Monumenta Germaniae Historica: Scriptores 16:497. j. torsy, Lexikon für Theologie und Kirche, ed. j. hofer and k. rahner (Freiburg 195765) 1:277.

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