Blessed James Grissinger

19th century print of Saint James of Ulm, artist unknownAlso known as

  • James Griesinger
  • James of Ulm

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Mercenary for the army of Naples, Italy in 1432. Disillusioned with military life, he spent five years as a secretary to a lawyer in Capua, Italy. Falling on financial hard times, he briefly rejoined the army, then left for his true vocation, becoming a Dominican lay brother in Bologna, Italy in 1441. He spent most of the next 50 years working in stained glass and painting images on the windows of churches.

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MLA Citation

  • “Blessed James Grissinger“. CatholicSaints.Info. 19 October 2008. Web. 3 June 2015. <>