Today, 07 Nov, is the feast day of St. Willibrord, the patron saint of epileptic convulsions and of Luxembourg.
Willi was from Northumbria, but did a lot of missionary work in the Benelux countries, and the town of Echternach puts on a very popular dance procession every year on Whit Tuesday to celebrate him, and the miraculous curing powers of the wells he blessed.
It's interesting that Christianity was spread from what is today Yorkshire to the Netherlands and Luxembourg. Willi was the first bishop of Utrecht in the late 7th century, and the basilica in Echternach is named for him.
Does anyone have any tips on where to make a home base for exploring this area around the other side of the Sauer River border with Germany? What have you found worth touring?