Book of Saints – William of Eskill

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(Saint) Abbot (April 6) (13th century) Born in Paris (A.D. 1105) and educated at Saint Germain-des-Pres by the Abbot Hugh, his uncle, he became a Canon of Saint Genevieve, and took a prominent part in the reform of that Chapter (A.D. 1147). He afterwards founded a monastery of Canons Regular at Eskill in Denmark, where he died, full of merits, after a long life of exterior and interior trials (A.D. 1203). He was canonised (A.D. 1224) by Pope Honnorius III.

MLA Citation

  • Monks of Ramsgate. “William of Eskill”. Book of Saints, 1921. CatholicSaints.Info. 5 April 2017. Web. 25 September 2017. <>