Book of Saints – Bertin

statue of Saint Bertin the Great outside the ruins of Saint-Omer, date unknown, artist unknown; photographed on 31 May 2008 by Romainberth; swiped from Wikimedia CommonsArticle

(Saint) Abbot (September 5) (8th century) A monk at Luxeuil in Eastern France, under his kinsman, the Abbot Saint Omer, who preached the Gospel in various parts of France. Besides other monasteries, he founded the Abbey of Sithin (now Saint Omer), and became its first Abbot. In the end, owing to his advanced age, he resigned this position, and betook himself to a hermit‘s cell, where he died a centenarian (A.D. 709). Baronius and others alter this date to A.D. 698.

MLA Citation

  • Monks of Ramsgate. “Bertin”. Book of Saints, 1921. CatholicSaints.Info. 31 August 2012. Web. 12 December 2017. <http://catholicsaints.info/book-of-saints-bertin/>