(Blessed) Pope (December 19) (14th century) A Benedictine Abbot of Saint Victor of Marseilles, one of the most learned men of his day, who was raised to the Chair of Saint Peter during the disastrous period of the exile of the Papacy at Avignon. Urged by Saint Bridget of Sweden and by Saint Catherine of Siena, he resolved on putting an end to this abnormal condition of things, and entered Rome in triumph (A.D. 1367). Soon after, however, he was forced to return to France, where he died, clad in the habit of his Order (December 16, A.D. 1370).
- Monks of Ramsgate. “Urban V”. , 1921. CatholicSaints.Info. 14 December 2016. Web. 29 April 2017. <>