New Catholic Dictionary – Saint Botulph


(of Botolph) Abbot; died c.680. He was educated on the Continent and returning to England founded a monastery at Icanhoe, at times identified with Boston (Botulph’s town), in Lincolnshire (hence Boston, Massachusetts). His name also survived in Bossal, Yorkshire; Botesdale, Suffolk; and Botolph, Huntingdon and Sussex. Patron of over 50 ancient Catholic (now Protestant) churches, in England, mostly in Norfolk and Suffolk; three are in the City of London. Relics at Thorney, Westminster, and Ely. Feast, 17 June.

MLA Citation

  • “Saint Botulph”. New Catholic Dictionary. CatholicSaints.Info. 17 August 2012. Web. 19 October 2020. <>