New Catholic Dictionary – Saint Benedict Biscop


Abbot (c.628-690). Died Wearmouth, England. He was educated at the court of Oswy, King of Northumbria, and received the Benedictine habit at Lérins, 666, becoming Abbot of Saint Peter’s, Canterbury. He introduced into England the Roman Rite in place of the Celtic usages, the art of making glass windows, and the building of stone churches. Patron of English Benedictines. Feast, 12 February.

MLA Citation

  • “Saint Benedict Biscop”. New Catholic Dictionary. CatholicSaints.Info. 17 August 2012. Web. 21 October 2020. <>