New Catholic Dictionary – Saint Oswald


Confessor; archbishop of York, England; born England; died Worcester, England, 992. Nephew of Saint Odo, Archbishop of Canterbury, he became a Benedictine monk at Fleury, France. Saint Dunstan appointed him Bishop of Worcester (962), and Archbishop of York (974). Administering both sees, together with Saint Ethelwold and Saint Dunstan, he restored ecclesiastical discipline in England, and founded Ramsey monastery. He received the pallium from Pope John XIII at Rome; died 29 February while washing the feet of the poor. Patron of York. Emblems: dove, demon, church, stone, ship. Relics at York. Feasts, 28 February and 15 October.

MLA Citation

  • “Saint Oswald”. New Catholic Dictionary. CatholicSaints.Info. 27 February 2013. Web. 21 April 2019. <>