St. Edburga of Winchester

Feast Day:
Roman Rite Calendar - 06/15


Also known as

    * Edburgh of Winchester

Memorial

    * 15 June

Profile

    Daughter of King Edward the Elder and Edgiva of Kent; grand-daughter of King Alfred the Great. As a child she was placed in the convent of Nunnaminster, Winchester, England, which King Alfred’s widow had founded. She lived her whole life there, a holy nun and abbess.

Died

    * 15 June 960 of natural causes
    * interred at the Nunnaminster convent, Winchester, England
    * some relics translated to Pershore Abbey, Worcestershire, England, which became famous for its miracles

Canonized

    * 972 by Pope John XIII
 



See Related Items

All information used with permission of the Patron Saint Index.


 
 

Shop Catholic Gifts, Books, and More!