St. Botulph was born circa 610 in East Anglia (which is a part of present-day England). He became a Benedictine monk in what is present-day France and then established the Benedictine Order in the British Isles in 647. He founded the Ikanhoe monastery in East Anglia. The area around the monastery required the religious men to do plenty of work to be able to farm the land. The saint also served as a traveling missionary throughout the area. St. Botulph died in 680 and is patron saint of agricultural workers.