Saints of the Day – Brithwold of Sarum, O.S.B., Bishop


(also known as Berhtwald, Brihtwald) Died 1045; his cultus is solely local. Saint Brithwold was a monk at Glastonbury in Wiltshire who was chosen bishop of Ramsbury in 995, and governed it for 50 years. After his death the see was moved to Old Sarum. His fame comes not from his long episcopate, but from his prophecy and vision concerning the successor to Saint Edward the Confessor. He was a great benefactor to Malmesbury and Glastonbury, where he was buried (Benedictines, Coulson, Farmer).

MLA Citation

  • Katherine I Rabenstein. Saints of the Day, 1998. CatholicSaints.Info. 3 October 2021. Web. 24 October 2021. <>