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Saint of the Day: January 19th - St Wulstan Bishop of Worcester

Butler'sLivesoftheSaints Born in 1009 in Long Itchington, Warwickshire, St Wulfstan was a Benedictine monk who became Bishop of Worcester. He was among the first of the Anglo-Saxon bishops to …More
Butler'sLivesoftheSaints Born in 1009 in Long Itchington, Warwickshire, St Wulfstan was a Benedictine monk who became Bishop of Worcester. He was among the first of the Anglo-Saxon bishops to submit to King William I after the Norman Conquest of England.
He was educated by the Benedictines at Evesham and then Peterborough. His hagiographers tell us that St Wulfstan had a powerful love of purity and that as a young man he felt he had offended, on one occasion, by watching a woman dancing and became totally distraught with sorrow just to have been confronted by temptation.
He later put himself under the direction of Brihtheah, Bishop of Worcester, by whom he was ordained a priest. A member of the Benedictine community adjacent to Worcester Cathedral, he was entrusted with the instruction of children. During this time he became known for his piety, often spending whole nights in prayer in the cathedral church.
An indication of his uncompromising self-discipline came when he refused to …More
S Wulstan ora pro nobis
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