[#19 in the series This Week in English Catholic History: Week of January 6 – 12]
HIS week in English Catholic History, we celebrate St. Benedict Biscop, whose feast day is January 12th.
St. Benedict was born in Northumbria to a noble family, and it is recorded he was a thane, or secular minister to King Oswiu for a time.
Good company breeds goodness in oneself, and Benedict decided to accompany St. Wilfrid (the Elder) to Rome as a companion at the age of 25. St. Bede the Venerable tells us that by the time the young Benedict left Rome for home,