Saint Bosa of York

Also known as

  • Boso



Benedictine monk at Whitby, England, under Saint Hilda of Whitby. Bishop of Deira (modern York), the southern half of Northumbria, now Yorkshire, in 678. Appointed to the see by Saint Theodore of Canterbury when Saint Wilfrid of York was driven out by King Egfrid. Bishop again in 691 when Wilfrid was exiled after a quarrel with King Aldfrid. Saint Bede says Bosa was “a man beloved by God…of most unusual merit and sanctity.” Teacher of Saint Acca.


  • 696 of natural causes


Additional Information

MLA Citation

  • “Saint Bosa of York“. CatholicSaints.Info. 22 March 2019. Web. 27 January 2022. <>