Werburgh, a princess of Mercia, exchanged her coronet for a veil early in life and became a great foundress and leader of monastic communities in East Anglia and Mercia. Her greatness in life is reflected in her veneration in death.
26 October Saint Eata was a native of Northumbria and was probably born in the reign of King Oswald. He was one of the original twelve pupils of St Aidan at Lindisfarne. Around the year 640 Saint Aidan founded a
5 August When Oswald became the first Christian king of Northumbria he sought the aid of the monks of Iona, the disciples of Columba, for the conversion of the Saxons of the North. A monk called Aidan was sent by
Celebrating the finding of Saint Milburga’s relics
On 25 February, a little less than a thousand years ago, the holy relics of Saint Milburga, Abbess of Wenlock, were rediscovered by boys playing on the site of the church dedicated to the Holy Trinity. They had been lost
‘I used to do the bins around here,’ I said to my 11 year old daughter as we made a steady approach towards the serpentine village of Pen-y-Bont-Fawr; a passing on our way to St Melangell’s Church. My daughter took