Book of Saints – Bilfrid


BILFRID (BILLFRITH) (Saint) (March 6) (8th century) A hermit, a skilled goldsmith, who bound in gold the Lindisfarne copy of the Gospels, written and illuminated by Bishop Eadfrid. In life and in death he was in great popular veneration on account of the austere sanctity of his life. His death took place between A.D. 740 and A.D. 756; but the day is uncertain. March 6 is the anniversary of the Translation of his relics, together with those of Saint Balther to Durham.

MLA Citation

  • Monks of Ramsgate. “Bilfrid”. Book of Saints, 1921. CatholicSaints.Info. 2 September 2012. Web. 23 January 2019. <>