Book of Saints – Osmund

Saint OsmondArticle

(Saint) Bishop (December 4) (11th century) A Norman noble attached to the Court of William the Conqueror. He was made Chancellor of England; but even in the world, undistracted by business, he lived the life of a Saint. Raised to the Bishopric of Sarum or Salisbury, he showed himself a model Prelate until his holy death, December 2, A.D. 1099, at Old Sarum. Thence, many years later, his relics and Episcopal See were translated to Salisbury. He is especially remembered on account of his skilful arrangement of the Roman Breviary and Missal, so as to include the traditional rites peculiar to the Norman and Anglo-Saxon Church.

MLA Citation

  • Monks of Ramsgate. “Osmund”. Book of Saints, 1921. CatholicSaints.Info. 18 May 2016. Web. 23 April 2021. <>