Butler’s Lives of the Saints – Saint Vulsin, Bishop of Shireburn, Confessor


William of Malmesbury informs us, that Saint Dunstan, when bishop of London, appointed him abbot of twelve monks at Thorney, since called Westminster, where Saint Mellitus had built a church in honour of Saint Peter. Vulsin was afterwards chosen bishop of Shireburn; his holy life was crowned with a happy death in 973. He is called Ultius by Matthew of Westminster; but his true ancient name, given by Capgrave, is Vulsin.

MLA Citation

  • Father Alban Butler. “Saint Vulsin, Bishop of Shireburn, Confessor”. Lives of the Fathers, Martyrs, and Principal Saints, 1866. CatholicSaints.Info. 8 January 2013. Web. 30 July 2021. <>