Benedictine monk at Whitby, England, under Saint Hilda of Whitby. Bishop of Deira (modern York), the southern half of Northumbria, now Yorkshire, in 678. Appointed to the see by Saint Theodore of Canterbury when Saint Wilfrid of York was driven out by King Egfrid. Bishop again in 691 when Wilfrid was exiled after a quarrel with King Aldfrid. Saint Bede says Bosa was “a man beloved by God…of most unusual merit and sanctity.” Teacher of Saint Acca.
- 696 of natural causes
- Book of Saints, by the Monks of Ramsgate
- Catholic Online
- Kirken i Norge
- Our Sunday Visitor’s Encyclopedia of Saints
- “Saint Bosa of York“. Saints.SQPN.com. 9 March 2013. Web. 21 May 2013. <>