Book of Saints – Fursey

detail of an illustration of Saint Fursey of Péronne from a 16th century French 'Lives of the Saints' published in Paris, France; Richard de Montbaston et collaborateurs; swiped from Wikimedia CommonsArticle

(FURSEUS) (Saint) Abbot (January 16) (7th century) An Abbot of a monastery in the Diocese of Tuam, now Kill-Fursa (says Colgan), who afterwards travelled through England, and by the help of King Sigebert founded an Abbey, now called Burghcastle in Suffolk. Driven out of England by King Penda of Mercia, he repaired to France, and through the generosity of Clovis II built the great monastery of Lagny, six leagues from Paris. At one period Saint Fursey was deputed by the Bishop of Paris to govern his Diocese in quality of Vicar. He died A.D. 650, at Froheins in the Diocese of Amiens, and was buried at Peronne.

MLA Citation

  • Monks of Ramsgate. “Fursey”. Book of Saints, 1921. CatholicSaints.Info. 12 August 2018. Web. 23 January 2019. <>