New Catholic Dictionary – Saint Osmund

[Saint Osmund]

Confessor. Bishop of Salisbury, England; born in Normandy, France; died in 1099. A nephew of William the Conqueror, who made him his chancellor in England and one of the Domesday Book commissioners, in 1078 he was consecrated Bishop of Sarum, a see later translated to Salisbury. He is noted chiefly for the formation of the Sarum Use. His shrine in Salisbury cathedral was destroyed under Henry VIII. Canonized in 1457. Relics at Salisbury. Feast, 4 December.

MLA Citation

  • “Saint Osmund”. New Catholic Dictionary. CatholicSaints.Info. 11 December 2012. Web. 15 June 2021. <>