Saint Wulstan of Worcester

illustration of Saint Wolstan, Bishop, from the book 'Saints of the Order of Saint Benedict', designed by Father Amandus LiebhaberAlso known as

  • Vulstano
  • Wolstan
  • Wulfstan



Son of Athelstan and Wulfgeva, he was known as a pious youth. Studied at the monasteries of Evesham and Petersborough. When Wulstan was grown, but still a young man, his parents joined separate monasteries in Worcester, England. Priest who led his parish by good example. Monk in Worcester. Taught catechism to children, and served as church treasurer. Bishop of Worcester in 1062. Known for inspirational preaching, great humility, and asceticism. One of the first bishops in England to make pastoral visits to the parishes of his diocese. Influential in ending the sale of Irish prisoners as slaves in England.



  • 1095 of natural causes


MLA Citation

  • “Saint Wulstan of Worcester“. CatholicSaints.Info. 13 November 2020. Web. 26 January 2022. <>