Book of Saints – William of Maleval

Blessed William of MalevalArticle

(Saint) (February 10) (12th century) Apparently by birth a Frenchman. After some years of military life he went on a pilgrimage to the Holy Land, and on his return embraced the Religious life, living sometimes as a hermit, sometimes as a member of a Religious community. He had extraordinary gifts of prayer, prophecy, and the working of miracles, and practised severe penance. He died in his solitude in Tuscany, A.D. 1157. An Order of Bare-Footed Friars, long since extinct, honoured him as their model and Patron Saint.

MLA Citation

  • Monks of Ramsgate. “William of Maleval”. Book of Saints, 1921. CatholicSaints.Info. 7 February 2017. Web. 24 January 2019. <>