Book of Saints – Robert of Newminster

detail of a stained glass window of Saint Robert of Newminster, 1518, Queen's College chapel, Oxford, England; swiped with permission from the flickr account of Father Lawrence Lew, OPArticle

(Saint) Abbot (June 7) (12th century) A Yorkshire priest who took the monastic habit in the Benedictine Abbey of York, but, with others of the brethren, passed to the Cistercian Reform already established at Rievaulx, and founded Fountains Abbey. Later that of Newminster near Morpeth was established, with Saint Robert as Abbot. He was favoured with the gifts of prophecy and miracles, and was united in spiritual friendship with Saint Bernard of Clairvaux, the great Saint of the Age, and with Saint Godric, the holy hermit of Durham. Saint Robert died A.D. 1159.

MLA Citation

  • Monks of Ramsgate. “Robert of Newminster”. Book of Saints, 1921. CatholicSaints.Info. 9 November 2017. Web. 18 January 2019. <>