New Catholic Dictionary – Saint John of Beverley

statue of Saint John of Beverley; date and artist unknown; Minster, Beverley, East Riding of Yorkshire, England; photographed on 10 June 2002 by Graham Hermon; swiped from Wikimedia CommonsArticle

Confessor, Bishop of Hexham, afterwards of York, born Harpham, England; died Beverley, England, 721. He joined the Benedictine Order, lived for some time in the monastery at Whitby, and was consecrated Bishop of Hexham, 687. He founded a monastery at Inderawood (later Beverley), which became an important ecclesiastical center, and there he spent the last years of his life. Canonized, 1037. His relics were preserved in Beverley cathedral. Feast, 7 May.

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