John of Bridlington, St.
JOHN OF BRIDLINGTON, ST.
The last Englishman to be canonized until modern times; b. Thwing, York, c. 1320; d. Bridlington, 1379. He studied at Oxford for three years (1335–38) before entering the canons regular of st. augustine at St. Mary, Bridlington, near Thwing. In 1361 he was elected prior. He was venerated as a saint during his lifetime, and was canonized by Boniface IX, Sept. 24, 1401. The prophecies under his name are now known to have been written by John Erghome.
Feast: Oct. 21 (formerly Oct. 10).
Bibliography: Sources. Acta Sanctorum Oct. 5:135–144; Oct. Suppl. 42. p. grosjean, Analecta Bollandiana 53 (1935) 101–129. Literature. c. l. kingsford, The Dictionary of National Biography from the Earliest Times to 1900 10:888. j. s. purvis, St. John of Bridlington (Bridlington, Eng. 1924). a. o. gwynn, The English Austin Friars (London 1940) 134–138, 220–221. d. knowles, The Religious Orders in England 2:117–118. a. b. emden, Biographical Register of the Scholars of the University of Cambridge before 1500 1:265.
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