Book of Saints – Notker Babulus

Blessed Notkar BalbulusArticle

(Blessed) (April 6) (10th century) A famous monk of the Abbey of Saint Gall in Switzerland. Though his utterance was such as to have earned him the name of Babulus (Stammerer), he was the greatest musician of his age, and successfully reformed the Church chant. He introduced what are called Sequences into the Liturgy, and he himself composed both the words and the music of many of them. Though in high favour with the great men of bis time, he ever lived a zealous and humble monk. He died at Saint Gall A.D. 912.

MLA Citation

  • Monks of Ramsgate. “Notker Babulus”. Book of Saints, 1921. CatholicSaints.Info. 27 March 2016. Web. 16 July 2020. <>