Tuesday, September 29, 2015

29 September 1241 A.D. Roger Niger Passes—62nd Bishop of London; Archdeacon of Colchester (1218-1229); Canon of St. Paul’s, London; Consecrated 10 Jun 1229; Died in Office

29 September 1241 A.D.  Roger Niger Passes—62nd Bishop of London;  Archdeacon of Colchester (1218-1229);  Canon of St. Paul’s, London; Consecrated 10 Jun 1229; Died in Office

Roger Niger


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Roger Niger
Diocese
Elected
1228
Term ended
29 September 1241
Predecessor
Successor
Other posts
Orders
Consecration
10 June 1229
Personal details
Born
c. 1173
probably
 Maldon, Essex
Died
29 September 1241
London
Denomination
Catholic

Roger Niger (died 1241) was a thirteenth-century cleric who became Bishop of London. He is also known as Saint Roger of Beeleigh.

Contents 

·                  1 Life
·                  2 Notes
·                  3 References
·                  4 Further reading

Life


A plan of Beeleigh Abbey showing the location of the shrine that housed Saint Roger's heart
In 1192 Niger was named a canon of St Paul's Cathedral, London, and he held the prebend of Ealdland in the diocese of London. In 1218 he was promoted to Archdeacon of Colchester.[1] He was elected Bishop of London in 1228, and was consecrated bishop on 10 June 1229.[2][3]
Niger died on 29 September 1241[2] or on 2 October 1241[3] and during his burial in St Paul's Cathedral, there was an eclipse of the sun. His heart was taken to Beeleigh Abbey near Maldon in Essex. Both sites became places of pilgrimage and he was referred to as a saint, although no formal canonisation has been located. He was however called a saint by at least one Pope. In 1391, Pope Boniface IX granted relaxation to penitents visiting and giving alms to Beeleigh Abbey on the anniversary of his death.[4]

Notes


1.                           Jump up^ British History Online Archdeacons of Colchester accessed on 29 October 2007
2.                           ^ Jump up to:a b Fryde, et al. Handbook of British Chronology p. 258
3.                           ^ Jump up to:a b British History Online Bishops of London accessed on 29 October 2007
 

References


·                  British History Online Archdeacons of Colchester accessed on 29 October 2007
·                  British History Online Bishops of London accessed on 29 October 2007
·                  Fryde, E. B.; Greenway, D. E.; Porter, S.; Roy, I. (1996). Handbook of British Chronology (Third revised ed.). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. ISBN 0-521-56350-X.
·                  "House of Premonstratensian Canons: Abbey of Beeleigh by Maldon" A History of the County of Essex: Volume 2 (1907), pp. 172-76 Date accessed: 18 March 2007

Further reading


·                  Nunn, S. P. St Roger of Beeleigh, Maldon Archaeological and Historical Group

Preceded by
Eustace of Fauconberg
Bishop of London
1228–1241
Succeeded by
Fulk Basset

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