Book of Saints – Guthlac


(Saint) (April 11) (8th century) A Mercian prince who, after some years of military life, passed to that of a hermit, and established himself in the Island of Croyland in the desolate marshes of Lincolnshire. After fifteen years, during which the repute of his sanctity and miraculous gifts had drawn many Bishops and Princes, as well as thousands of others of inferior degree, to seek his counsel, he passed away A.D. 714; and in later ages the great Abbey of Croyland, erected on the site of his poor cell, befittingly enshrined his sacred remains.

MLA Citation

  • Monks of Ramsgate. “Guthlac”. Book of Saints, 1921. CatholicSaints.Info. 27 July 2013. Web. 13 June 2021. <>