Book of Saints – John of Beverley

statue of Saint John of Beverley; date and artist unknown; Minster, Beverley, East Riding of Yorkshire, England; photographed on 10 June 2002 by Graham Hermon; swiped from Wikimedia CommonsArticle

(Saint) Bishop (May 7) (8th century) Born in Yorkshire and trained at Canterbury by Saint Theodore, this Saint became successively Bishop of Hexham and Archbishop of York. Among his pupils was his future biographer, Venerable Bede. He passed away May 7, A.D. 721. One of his miracles, the restoring speech and hearing to a man that was deaf and dumb, has led to his being regarded as the special Patron of those so afflicted. His shrine at Beverley, where he had built a monastery, was a famous place of pilgrimage in Mediaeval England; and October 25, the anniversary of the Translation of his relics, was regarded as his chief festival.

MLA Citation

  • Monks of Ramsgate. “John of Beverley”. Book of Saints, 1921. CatholicSaints.Info. 18 April 2017. Web. 25 March 2019. <>