BOISIL (Saint) Abbot. (February 23) (7th century) A Prior of Melrose Abbey and successor there of Abbot Eata. Bede describes him as a man of great virtue and as endued with the gift of prophecy. Among his disciples were Saint Cuthbert and Saint Egbert. The Holy Name of Jesus, pronounced so as to touch the hearts of all who heard him, was ever on his lips. He passed away during the great pestilence of the year 664.