Saint Walstan of Bawburgh

image of Saint Walstan from a rood screen in Saint Andrew's church; uploaded on 25 April 2011 by Amitchell125; swiped off the Wikipedia web siteAlso known as

  • Walstan of Norfolk
  • Walstan the Generous
  • Walstan of Taversham
  • Walston…
  • Valstano…



Son of a prince, Walstan left home at an early age to live as a mendicant pilgrim and itinerant farm worker. One of his employers liked him so much that he wanted to make Walstan an heir, but the young man declined, asking only for a pregnant cow. Legend says that the cow had twins, and when Walstan died while working in the fields, the calves carried his body to Bawburgh church, passing through solid walls to leave the body at the altar.






MLA Citation

  • “Saint Walstan of Bawburgh“. CatholicSaints.Info. 11 September 2017. Web. 26 October 2021. <>