Saint of the Day

June 24: Saint Theodgar of Denmark

Saint Theodgar was born in Germany, studied in England, and became a missionary to Norway. In 1028, he went into exile with the Norwegian king, Olaf. He ended up in Denmark, bringing the faith to the pagans living there.

Theodgar was known for his ability to heal the sick through his prayers, but it wasn’t until a spring of water appeared overnight in a spot where he had preached that the local people began to listen to his message. The number of converts to the faith increased, allowing him to build the first church in Jutland. Many years later, he died on this date in the year 1065.

Saint Theodgar, show me how to build up the body of Christ in my own community.