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Landoald, St.


Missionary to the Low Countries; d. Wintershoven, near Maastricht, Netherlands, 668. According to the legendary life produced by heriger of lobbes in the 10th century, Landoald was a Roman priest, descended from a Lombard family. When Pope (St.) martin i sent him with a party of missionaries to help St. amandus, the Apostle of the Belgians, Landoald evangelized the territory between the Meuse and the Schelde. In that district he made his headquarters at Wintershoven, where he built a church dedicated by St. Remaclus, c. 659. The remains of Landoald were discovered in 980 at Wintershoven and translated to Ghent.

Feast: March 19.

Bibliography: Bibliographica hagiographica latina antiquae et mediae aetatis 2:4700-10. Acta sanctorum March 3:3547. Monumenta Germaniae Historica Scriptores (Berlin 1826) 15.2:599611. l. van der essen, Étude critique des saints mérovingiens de l'ancienne Belgique (Louvain 1907) 357368. É. de moreau, Histoire de l'Église en Belgique (2d ed. Brussels 1945) 1:312; 2:254, 272273, 286, 322, 397. Vies des saintes et des bienheuruex selon l'ordre du calendrier avec l'historique des fêtes 3:424425. a. butler, The Lives of the Saints (New York 1956) 1:634635.

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