Book of Saints – Wilfrid

mosaic of Saint Wilfrid of York in the Jesuit church in Preston, Lancashire, England; swiped with permission from the Flickr account of Father Lawrence Lew OPArticle

(Walafridus) (Saint) Bishop (October 12) (8th century) A monk of Lindisfarne and one of the most celebrated Bishops of the Anglo-Saxon Church. Consecrated Archbishop of York, he sacrificed himself utterly for the good of his flock. He was more than once banished from his country, and frequently visited Rome. Even while journeying, he preached with zeal and success. Hence, he is venerated as one of the Apostles of Holland, as also of Sussex and of the Isle of Wight. He entered into his rest, April 24, A.D. 709.

MLA Citation

  • Monks of Ramsgate. “Wilfrid”. Book of Saints, 1921. CatholicSaints.Info. 13 October 2016. Web. 20 February 2019. <>