Saint Landelin of Crespin

detail of a bas-relif of Saint Landelin; date and artist unknown; exterior wall of the Abbey of Aulnes, France; photographed in August 2008 by Grentidez; swiped from Wikimedia Commons; click for source imageAlso known as

  • Landelinus
  • Lando
  • Landolin
  • Landolinus



Born to the nobility, Landelinus lived for a time as a highway bandit, but repented and became a Benedictine monk. Priest. Founded monasteries in France and Belgium including Lobbes, Beligum in 654; Aulne Abbey, Belgium in 656; Wallers, France in 657; Crespin, France in 670. Worked with Saint Ursmar. Spiritual director of Saint Hadelin of Lobbes and Saint Domitian of Lobbes.



  • 686 of natural causes


Additional Information

MLA Citation

  • “Saint Landelin of Crespin“. CatholicSaints.Info. 9 June 2015. Web. 30 November 2015. <>