St Aldhelm of Sherborne – Feast Day – May 25

Today is Friday, January 27, 2023

St Aldhelm of Sherborne, also known as Adhelm, or Aldelmus, was the abbot of Malmesbury Abbey and Bishop of Sherborne. He was born in 639 AD in Wessex, England and died on May 25 709 in Doulting, Somerset, England. We celebrate her feast day on May 25 every year in the Catholic Church.

St Aldhelm of Sherborne Biography
St Aldhelm of Sherborne - Feast Day - May 25
St Aldhelm of Sherborne – Feast Day – May 25
Date of Birth 639 AD
Place of Birth Wessex, England
Profession Abbot of Malmesbury Abbey and Bishop of Sherborne
Place of Work England
Date of Death May 25 709
Place of Death Doulting, Somerset, England
Feast Day May 25
Beatification By Pope Pius X on May 24 1908 in Saint Peter’s Basilica, Vatican City
Canonization Pre-congregation
Patron Saint of
  • Malmesbury, England
  • Sherborne, England
  • Musicians
  • Songwriters

St Aldhelm of Sherborne Life History

Saint Aldhelm of Sherborne was born in 639 AD and was a relative of King Ine of Wessex, England. At Malmesbury, in Wiltshire, England, he received his early education where he was tutored by Maildubh, an Irish teacher and by Adrian from North Africa.

Aldhelm became the abbot of Malmesbury where he lived a very austere life and also founded the monastery of St Lawrence in Bradfordon-on-Avon. He became the bishop of Sherborne in 705 AD, but he died four years later in 709 AD.

Aldhelm is renowned for his holiness and long-lasting impact on English scholarship. His writings are greatly honoured and his poetry and songs are very remarkable.

His remains were buried at Saint Michael the Archangel Church, in Malmesbury, England.

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