Blessed Bogumilus of Gniezno

Blessed Bogumilus of Gniezno holy card, date and artist unknownAlso known as

  • Bogimilus
  • Bogumil Piotr
  • Bogumilo
  • Theophilus



Born to the Polish nobility, twin brother of Boguphalus. Studied in Paris, France. Priest. Served Holy Trinity parish in Dobrow, Poland, a church that he built himself. Chancellor of Gniezno, Poland. Had a great dedication to the Blessed Virgin Mary, and loved solitude. Archbishop of Gniezno in 1167. Through the five years of his episcopacy, he was opposed by his own clergy for his insistence on strict adherance to the clerical discipline and simple lifestyle. He resigned his see in 1172 and became a Camaldolese hermit at Uniedow, Poland for the last decade of his life.



  • c.1182 near Uniedow, Poland of natural causes
  • on his deathbed he received a vision of Our Lady and the Christ Child surrounded by angels and beckoning him to heaven
  • relics enshrine in the Collegiate Church of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Uniejów, Poland
  • his stole is kept in Archcathedral Basilica of Saint Peter and Saint Paul, Poznan, Poland




Additional Information

MLA Citation

  • “Blessed Bogumilus of Gniezno“. CatholicSaints.Info. 2 September 2018. Web. 20 April 2021. <>