Blessed James Grissinger

detail of an Italian holy card of Blessed James Grissinger, date unknown; artist of original painting unknown; swiped from Santi e BeatiAlso known as

  • James Griesinger
  • James of Ulm



Mercenary for the army of Naples, Italy in 1432. Disillusioned with military life, he spent five years as a secretary to a lawyer in Capua, Italy. Falling on financial hard times, he briefly rejoined the army, then left for his true vocation, becoming a Dominican lay brother in Bologna, Italy in 1441. He spent most of the next 50 years working in stained glass and painting images on the windows of churches.





Additional Information

MLA Citation

  • “Blessed James Grissinger“. CatholicSaints.Info. 28 May 2018. Web. 21 April 2021. <>