Book of Saints – Gilbert of Sempringham


(Saint) (February 4) (12th century) Born at Sempringham in Lincolnshire and ordained priest by the Bishop of Lincoln, he became Parish Priest of his native village, distributing yearly to the poor the revenues of his benefice. He founded a convent of nuns and afterwards an Order of men, which he himself joined, the Rule having been approved by Pope Eugene III. He lived the life of penance and zeal he had thus professed till his holy death (February 3, 1190), having, it is said, reached the age of one hundred and six years. He was canonised A.D. 1202. His Order, once widespread in England, has been long extinct.

MLA Citation

  • Monks of Ramsgate. “Gilbert of Sempringham”. Book of Saints, 1921. CatholicSaints.Info. 11 July 2013. Web. 21 March 2019. <>