Book of Saints – Berward


BERWARD (BERNWARD, BERNARD) (Saint) Bishop (October 26) (11th century) A celebrated Bishop of Hildesheim in Saxony. Famous for his learning and virtues, it was to him that the Emperor Otho II on his deathbed entrusted the guardianship of his son and successor, Otho III. Saint Berward died in the year 1021 (or 1023), and was canonised by Pope Celestine III in 1194. Saint Berward caused to be cast the fine metal gates of Hildesheim Cathedral, where is also preserved a splendid copy of the Gospels, written and illuminated by the Saint’s own hand.

MLA Citation

  • Monks of Ramsgate. “Berward”. Book of Saints, 1921. CatholicSaints.Info. 1 September 2012. Web. 23 February 2019. <>