AND since Letter K is up this week for blogging through the Alphabet I hit upon doing Saint Kilian as my missionary. He was an Irish Missionary Bishop. Kilian is spelled many different ways, Cillian, Killian etc. I've used the most common three in this post.
He, along with eleven companions, packed up to left to dwell in the land of the Frankish Duke Gozbert. The people dwelling in this region had yet to learn who God was. He received permission from Rome to do so.
After receiving permission from Rome to be missionaries, the group of 12 split up, Killan and two companions, the priest Coloman and the deacon Totnan, returned to Duke Gozbert's region of the Castle Wurzberg.
in my research, I learned the Duke Gozbert became a Christian, but his wife Geilana, his brother's widow, did not. According to the Roman church, marrying his brother's widow was wrong, and so Kilian told the Duke he should be separated from Geilana.
This gained him Geilana's enmity, so when the Duke was away she had Cillian and his companions beheaded. She denied doing it but the truth was discovered.
Bishop Burchard built a cathedral and holy well on the spot where they died, having their relics transferred to the cathedral. The three skulls are kept inside a glass case.