Book of Saints – Urban V

detail of a stained glass window of Pope Blessed Urban V in the church of Saint Martin of Florac, date and artist unknown; photographed on 6 January 2009 by Vassil; swiped from Wikimedia CommonsArticle

(Blessed) Pope (December 19) (14th century) A Benedictine Abbot of Saint Victor of Marseilles, one of the most learned men of his day, who was raised to the Chair of Saint Peter during the disastrous period of the exile of the Papacy at Avignon. Urged by Saint Bridget of Sweden and by Saint Catherine of Siena, he resolved on putting an end to this abnormal condition of things, and entered Rome in triumph (A.D. 1367). Soon after, however, he was forced to return to France, where he died, clad in the habit of his Order (December 16, A.D. 1370).

MLA Citation

  • Monks of Ramsgate. “Urban V”. Book of Saints, 1921. CatholicSaints.Info. 14 December 2016. Web. 23 October 2020. <>