Monday, September 16, 2019

Saint Samson of York – Saint of the Day – July 28

Saint Samson of York Biography

Saint Samson of York Profile. Born: 490 AD in United Kingdom, Europe. Worked in Brittany. Died: 565 AD in Dol-de-Bre-ta-paign, Brittany. Feast Day is celebrated on July 28.

The Memorial of Saint Samson of York – Saint of the Day

Saint Samson of York Biography, Feast Day, Date of Birth, Country of Birth, Profession, Place of Work, Date of Death, Place of Death, Beatification Date, Canonization Date

Date of Birth 490 AD
Country of Birth United Kingdom in Europe
Matrimony/Holy Orders Saints who were Bishops
Profession Bishop
Place of Work Brittany
Date of Death 565 AD
Place of Death Dol-de-Bre-ta-paign, Brittany
Feast Day July 28
Beatification Beatified by N/A
Canonization Canonized by Pre-Congregation
Patron Saint of N/A


Saint Samson of York Biography

Saint Samson of York, born the Welsh nobility; Brother of Saint Gwenyth of Cornwall and Saint Veep. At the age of seven Samson was sent to the Abbey of Llanwit Major at South Glamorgan to be taught by the Abbot Saint Illtud. Consecrated in the year 512. Retreated to a small monastery on Caldey Island to deepen his prayer life. later chose his abbot.

At 516, Samson traveled to Ireland with some Irish monks to learn from them. However, Samson soon gained the reputation of holiness and many came to him to pray in their name. Samson did not feel comfortable with his fame and returned to the anonymity of Cornwall.

Bishop in 520, consecrated by Saint Dubricius. Soon after, Samson received a vision from God asking him to evangelize Brittany. He and some monks founded a monastery in Dol which later became the center of a new diocese. Samson spent the rest of his life in Brittany and became known for wisdom, holiness and devotion. He is considered one of the greatest Welsh saints.