Blessed William of Morgex

detail of an illustration of Blessed William pictured as preaching from the lectern; date and artist unknown; swiped from Santi e BeatiAlso known as

  • William of Léaval



Priest. We have no certain information about this person except there was a tradition of a Blessed William in the town of Morgex, Italy, possibly from the 8th century. A grave was discovered in the Léaval Plaza at the church of Santa Maria Assunta in Morgex in 1687; a chalice and paten were buried with the deceased, indicating that he was a priest, and everyone assumed it was William. A number of legends then grew up around him, as often happens, but we know nothing about him for certain.




Additional Information

MLA Citation

  • “Blessed William of Morgex“. CatholicSaints.Info. 7 February 2020. Web. 1 December 2021. <>