1st January 1457 - Saint Osmund, Salisbury's patron saint, is canonized

Saint OsmundOn New Year’s Day 1457 Saint Osmund was canonized.

In 1228 the Bishop of Sarum and the canons applied to Gregory IX for Osmund's canonization, but not until some 200 years afterwards on 1 January 1457, was the Bull issued by Callistus III. In 1472 a special indulgence was granted by Sixtus IV for a visit to his cathedral on his festival and a convocation held in St. Paul's in 1481 fixed 4 December as the day to commemorate him.[1]

Further reading

Full text of “The canonization of Saint Osmund, from the manuscript records in the muniment room of Salisbury Cathedral”

Osmund (bishop of Salisbury) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia


[1] Catholic Encyclopedia (1913)/St. Osmund - Wikisource, the free online library


Saint Osmund from Salisbury Cathedral By James Bradley (originally posted to Flickr as IMG_4438) [CC-BY-2.0], via Wikimedia Commons