Feast day: 17 and 18 September
When did St. Lambert of Maastricht live: 636 - 700
Biography of St. Lambert of Maastricht:
Lambert was born in 636 as the son of a noble family in Maastricht (Belgium) an was educated by the bishop of Tongres-Maarsticht St. Thedard, who war murdered in 668. Lambert was elected his successor. Ebiron, the powerful major of the royal palace succeeded in driving him from the see and Lambert fled to Stavelor where he lived as a Benedictine monk until 681, when he was allowed back to Maastricht to be their bishop. Lambert was murdered in 700, due to his denunciation of the Mayor of Palace Pepin Heristal, who had committed adultery.
Patronage: St. Lambert is patron saint of Lüttich, Freiburg, of farmers, surgeons and of dentists; against kidney-diseases
Statues and wooden sculptures representing St. Lambert of Maastricht - portrayal, imagery and emblem: St. Lambert of Maastricht is shown as bishop with miter, crosier and book.