Book of Saints – Botulph


BOTULPH (Saint) Abbot. (June 17) (7th century) He and his brother, Saint Adulph, were Anglo-Saxons, but entered a monastery in Belgium. Saint Adulph became Bishop of Utrecht, and Saint Botulph returned to England and founded a Benedictine Abbey at Icanhoe in Lincolnshire (A.D. 654), which was destroyed by the Danes in the ninth century. Saint Botulph died about the year 700, and his relics were removed to Thorney by Saint Ethelwald. Boston in Lincolnshire is an abbreviated form of Botulph’s Town, and several churches were dedicated to him, among them four at the gates of the City of London.

MLA Citation

  • Monks of Ramsgate. “Botulph”. Book of Saints, 1921. CatholicSaints.Info. 6 September 2012. Web. 13 May 2021. <>