St. Ethelburga


 
Feast Day:
Roman Rite Calendar - 07/07


Also known as
    Aubierge

Memorial
    7 July

Profile
    Daughter of the king of East Angles. During her childhood, Ethelburga lived in a Gallic convent under the direction of Saint Burgundofara, a home she would have for the rest of her life. She was known throughout the community for her adherence to the Rule of the order. In the mid-seventh century, Ethelburga was chosen abbess. She ruled with wisdom and justice until her death. Saint Tortgith of Barking was one of her nuns.

Died
    664 at Faremoutier, France; when her body was exhumed seven years after her death, it was found incorrupt



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