Book of Saints – Thomas of Hereford

Saint Thomas of HerefordArticle

(Saint) Bishop (October 2) (13th century) An Englishman, son of the Baron de Cantelupe, who from his early youth distinguished himself by his piety, talents and assiduity in his studies. After a brilliant career at Oxford he rose to be Chancellor of England; but, eventually consecrated Bishop of Hereford, devoted himself entirely to his Pastoral duties. Austere in his private life, he was full of charity and kindliness in his dealings with his neighbour. Returning from Rome, whither he had journeyed on the business of his Church, he fell ill and expired at Monteflascone in Tuscany in the sixty-third year of his age, August 25, A.D. 1282. He was canonised A.D. 1310.

MLA Citation

  • Monks of Ramsgate. “Thomas of Hereford”. Book of Saints, 1921. CatholicSaints.Info. 20 August 2016. Web. 23 February 2019. <>