Book of Saints – Galdinus


(Saint) Bishop (April 18) (12th century) Born at Milan of a very noble family, Saint Galdinus was well-educated, and after ordination made Chancellor and Archdeacon of Milan. In A.D. 1162 the Emperor Frederic Barbarossa took that city, and all but razed it to the ground. Soon after this event Galdinus, though absent, was made Archbishop. He encouraged the Milanese to rebuild their city, and had the consolation of ministering successfully to the wants of the people both spiritually and temporally. On the last day of his life, although unable to say Mass, he mounted the pulpit and having preached a memorable sermon, calmly expired (A.D. 1176).

MLA Citation

  • Monks of Ramsgate. “Galdinus”. Book of Saints, 1921. CatholicSaints.Info. 23 June 2013. Web. 20 September 2021. <>