Saint Omer College


Jesuit college, founded by Father Parsons, S.J., in 1592 or 1593, for the education of English youth during the Elizabethan persecution. Located in the Province of Artois, at that time subject to the King of Spain. In 1678 Artois became a French possession and the college prospered under the friendly government until 1762 when the Parliament of Paris expelled all Jesuits from France. The school was moved to Bruges and work continued until the suppression of the Jesuits in 1773.

MLA Citation

  • “Saint Omer College“. Gazetteer of the Faith. CatholicSaints.Info. 22 July 2013. Web. 11 July 2020. <>