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  • emrys
    ~*~*~*~*~* ~*~*~*~*~* Celtic and Old English Saints 2 August =-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-= * St. Etheldritha of Croyland * St.
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      Celtic and Old English Saints 2 August

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      * St. Etheldritha of Croyland
      * St. Plegmund of Canterbury
      * St. Alban, Finding of his Relics
      * St. Wulvella
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      St. Etheldritha of Croyland, Nun & Virgin
      (also known as Ælfryth, Alfrida,
      Alfreda, Althryda, Ethelfreda)
      ------------------------------------------
      Died 834. Saint Etheldritha was daughter of King Offa of the Mercians
      and his queen, Quindreda. She was betrothed to King Ethelbert of the
      East Angles, who was killed by her father's treachery. Because she had
      wanted to consecrate her life entirely to the service of God, she left
      the court and established herself about 793 in a small cell on Croyland
      Island in the desolate marshes of Lincolnshire. There she lived as a
      recluse for forty years devoting herself to assiduous prayer and the
      practice of Christian virtue. Several miracles attested to her eminent
      sanctity, however, she was best known for her prophesies. Her tomb was
      among those arranged around that of Saint Guthlac, but her relics were
      lost during the ravages of the Danes when they destroyed Croyland Abbey
      in 870 (Benedictines, Farmer, Encyclopaedia, Husenbeth).


      St. Plegmund, Bishop of Canterbury
      ------------------------------------
      Born in Mercia, England; died at Canterbury, England, on August 2, 914.
      Saint Plegmund was a hermit on an island near Chester, called
      Plegmundham after him and later Plemstall, who was noted for his
      holiness and scholarship. He was called to the court of Alfred the Great
      to be his tutor. He helped Alfred write the Old English version of Saint
      Gregory the Great's On pastoral care (Liber regulae pastoralis) and may
      have been responsible for the compilation of the Anglo-Saxon chronicle.
      At that monarch's request, in 890, he was consecrated archbishop of
      Canterbury by Pope Formosus in Rome. He crowned Edward the Elder at
      Kingston in 901, and consecrated the Newminster at Winchester in 908.
      Plegmund travelled to Rome again in 908, probably to secure approval of
      his bishopric by Pope Sergius III, because the consecrations of Formosus
      were condemned in 897 and 905. He returned from Rome with some of the
      relics of Saint Blaise.

      Archbishop Plegmund divided the Wessex dioceses of Winchester and
      Sherbourne into Winchester, Ramsbury, Sherbourne, Wells, and Crediton
      (which was later called Exeter) and consecrated bishops for each of them
      (plus two others) on the same day. His episcopacy was noted for
      promoting learning and developing Canterbury's metropolitan
      jurisdiction. (Benedictines, Delaney, Farmer).


      Finding of the Relics of Alban, Protomartyr of Britain
      -----------------------------------------------------
      See 22 June for his Life
      http://www.egroups.com/message/celt-saints/106


      St. Wulvella (+6th c.), Sister of St Sidwell
      ------------------------------------------
      See yesterday's Life


      Lives kindly supplied by:
      For All the Saints:
      http://users.erols.com/saintpat/ss/ss-index.htm
      Celtic Orthodox Christianity Home Page
      http://www.nireland.com/orthodox/celtic.htm
      These Lives are archived at:
      http://www.egroups.com/group/celt-saints/
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    • ambrós
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        Celtic and Old English Saints 2 August

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        * St. Etheldritha of Croyland
        * St. Plegmund of Canterbury
        * St. Alban, Finding of his Relics
        * St. Wulvella
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        St. Etheldritha of Croyland, Nun & Virgin
        (also known as Ælfryth, Alfrida,
        Alfreda, Althryda, Ethelfreda)
        ------------------------------------------
        Died 834. Saint Etheldritha was daughter of King Offa of the Mercians
        and his queen, Quindreda. She was betrothed to King Ethelbert of the
        East Angles, who was killed by her father's treachery. Because she had
        wanted to consecrate her life entirely to the service of God, she left
        the court and established herself about 793 in a small cell on Croyland
        Island in the desolate marshes of Lincolnshire. There she lived as a
        recluse for forty years devoting herself to assiduous prayer and the
        practice of Christian virtue. Several miracles attested to her eminent
        sanctity, however, she was best known for her prophesies. Her tomb was
        among those arranged around that of Saint Guthlac, but her relics were
        lost during the ravages of the Danes when they destroyed Croyland Abbey
        in 870 (Benedictines, Farmer, Encyclopaedia, Husenbeth).


        St. Plegmund, Bishop of Canterbury
        ------------------------------------
        Born in Mercia, England; died at Canterbury, England, on August 2, 914.
        Saint Plegmund was a hermit on an island near Chester, called
        Plegmundham after him and later Plemstall, who was noted for his
        holiness and scholarship. He was called to the court of Alfred the Great
        to be his tutor. He helped Alfred write the Old English version of Pope
        Saint Gregory the Great's "On Pastoral Care" (Liber regulae pastoralis)
        and may have been responsible for the compilation of the Anglo-Saxon
        chronicle.

        At that monarch's request, in 890, he was consecrated archbishop of
        Canterbury by Pope Formosus in Rome. He crowned Edward the Elder at
        Kingston in 901, and consecrated the Newminster at Winchester in 908.
        Plegmund travelled to Rome again in 908, probably to secure approval of
        his bishopric by Pope Sergius III, because the consecrations of Formosus
        were condemned in 897 and 905. He returned from Rome with some of the
        relics of Saint Blaise.

        Archbishop Plegmund divided the Wessex dioceses of Winchester and
        Sherbourne into Winchester, Ramsbury, Sherbourne, Wells, and Crediton
        (which was later called Exeter) and consecrated bishops for each of them
        (plus two others) on the same day. His episcopacy was noted for
        promoting learning and developing Canterbury's metropolitan
        jurisdiction. (Benedictines, Delaney, Farmer).


        Finding of the Relics of Alban, Protomartyr of Britain
        -----------------------------------------------------
        See 22 June for his Life
        http://groups.yahoo.com/group/celt-saints/message/478



        St. Wulvella (6th c.), Sister of St Sidwell
        ------------------------------------------
        See yesterday's Life.


        Lives kindly supplied by:
        For All the Saints:
        http://users.erols.com/saintpat/ss/ss-index.htm
        Celtic Orthodox Christianity Home Page
        http://www.nireland.com/orthodox/celtic.htm
        These Lives are archived at:
        http://groups.yahoo.com/group/celt-saints
        *****************************************
      • ambrós
        Celtic and Old English Saints 2 August =-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-= * St. Etheldritha of Croyland * St. Plegmund of Canterbury * St.
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          * St. Etheldritha of Croyland
          * St. Plegmund of Canterbury
          * St. Alban, Finding of his Relics
          * St. Wulvella
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          St. Etheldritha of Croyland, Nun & Virgin
          (also known as Ælfryth, Alfrida,
          Alfreda, Althryda, Ethelfreda)
          ------------------------------------------
          Died 834. Saint Etheldritha was daughter of King Offa of the Mercians
          and his queen, Quindreda. She was betrothed to King Ethelbert of the
          East Angles, who was killed by her father's treachery. Because she had
          wanted to consecrate her life entirely to the service of God, she left
          the court and established herself about 793 in a small cell on Croyland
          Island in the desolate marshes of Lincolnshire. There she lived as a
          recluse for forty years devoting herself to assiduous prayer and the
          practice of Christian virtue. Several miracles attested to her eminent
          sanctity, however, she was best known for her prophesies. Her tomb was
          among those arranged around that of Saint Guthlac, but her relics were
          lost during the ravages of the Danes when they destroyed Croyland Abbey
          in 870 (Benedictines, Farmer, Encyclopaedia, Husenbeth).


          St. Plegmund, Bishop of Canterbury
          ------------------------------------
          Born in Mercia, England; died at Canterbury, England, on August 2, 914.
          Saint Plegmund was a hermit on an island near Chester, called
          Plegmundham after him and later Plemstall, who was noted for his
          holiness and scholarship. He was called to the court of Alfred the Great
          to be his tutor. He helped Alfred write the Old English version of Pope
          Saint Gregory the Great's "On Pastoral Care" (Liber regulae pastoralis)
          and may have been responsible for the compilation of the Anglo-Saxon
          chronicle.

          At that monarch's request, in 890, he was consecrated archbishop of
          Canterbury by Pope Formosus in Rome. He crowned Edward the Elder at
          Kingston in 901, and consecrated the Newminster at Winchester in 908.
          Plegmund travelled to Rome again in 908, probably to secure approval of
          his bishopric by Pope Sergius III, because the consecrations of Formosus
          were condemned in 897 and 905. He returned from Rome with some of the
          relics of Saint Blaise.

          Archbishop Plegmund divided the Wessex dioceses of Winchester and
          Sherbourne into Winchester, Ramsbury, Sherbourne, Wells, and Crediton
          (which was later called Exeter) and consecrated bishops for each of them
          (plus two others) on the same day. His episcopacy was noted for
          promoting learning and developing Canterbury's metropolitan
          jurisdiction. (Benedictines, Delaney, Farmer).


          Finding of the Relics of Alban, Protomartyr of Britain
          -----------------------------------------------------
          See 22 June for his Life
          http://groups.yahoo.com/group/celt-saints/message/847



          St. Wulvella (6th c.), Sister of St Sidwell
          ------------------------------------------
          See yesterday's Life.


          Lives kindly supplied by:
          For All the Saints:
          http://users.erols.com/saintpat/ss/ss-index.htm
          Celtic Orthodox Christianity Home Page
          http://www.orthodoxireland.com/celtic.htm
          These Lives are archived at:
          http://groups.yahoo.com/group/celt-saints
          *****************************************
        • ambrós
          Celtic and Old English Saints 2 August =-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-= * St. Etheldritha of Croyland * St. Plegmund of Canterbury * St.
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            * St. Etheldritha of Croyland
            * St. Plegmund of Canterbury
            * St. Alban, Finding of his Relics
            * St. Wulvella
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            St. Etheldritha of Croyland, Nun & Virgin
            (also known as Ælfryth, Alfrida,
            Alfreda, Althryda, Ethelfreda)
            ------------------------------------------
            Died 834. Saint Etheldritha was daughter of King Offa of the Mercians
            and his queen, Quindreda. She was betrothed to King Ethelbert of the
            East Angles, who was killed by her father's treachery. Because she had
            wanted to consecrate her life entirely to the service of God, she left
            the court and established herself about 793 in a small cell on Croyland
            Island in the desolate marshes of Lincolnshire. There she lived as a
            recluse for forty years devoting herself to assiduous prayer and the
            practice of Christian virtue. Several miracles attested to her eminent
            sanctity, however, she was best known for her prophesies. Her tomb was
            among those arranged around that of Saint Guthlac, but her relics were
            lost during the ravages of the Danes when they destroyed Croyland Abbey
            in 870 (Benedictines, Farmer, Encyclopaedia, Husenbeth).


            St. Plegmund, Bishop of Canterbury
            ------------------------------------
            Born in Mercia, England; died at Canterbury, England, on August 2, 914.
            Saint Plegmund was a hermit on an island near Chester, called
            Plegmundham after him and later Plemstall, who was noted for his
            holiness and scholarship. He was called to the court of Alfred the Great
            to be his tutor. He helped Alfred write the Old English version of Pope
            Saint Gregory the Great's "On Pastoral Care" (Liber regulae pastoralis)
            and may have been responsible for the compilation of the Anglo-Saxon
            chronicle.

            At that monarch's request, in 890, he was consecrated archbishop of
            Canterbury by Pope Formosus in Rome. He crowned Edward the Elder at
            Kingston in 901, and consecrated the Newminster at Winchester in 908.
            Plegmund travelled to Rome again in 908, probably to secure approval of
            his bishopric by Pope Sergius III, because the consecrations of Formosus
            were condemned in 897 and 905. He returned from Rome with some of the
            relics of Saint Blaise.

            Archbishop Plegmund divided the Wessex dioceses of Winchester and
            Sherbourne into Winchester, Ramsbury, Sherbourne, Wells, and Crediton
            (which was later called Exeter) and consecrated bishops for each of them
            (plus two others) on the same day. His episcopacy was noted for
            promoting learning and developing Canterbury's metropolitan
            jurisdiction. (Benedictines, Delaney, Farmer).


            Finding of the Relics of Alban, Protomartyr of Britain
            -----------------------------------------------------
            See 22 June for his Life
            http://groups.yahoo.com/group/celt-saints/message/1212



            St. Wulvella (6th c.), Sister of St Sidwell
            ------------------------------------------
            See yesterday's Life.


            Lives kindly supplied by:
            For All the Saints:
            http://users.erols.com/saintpat/ss/ss-index.htm
            Orthodox Ireland Saints
            http://www.orthodoxireland.com/saints/
            These Lives are archived at:
            http://groups.yahoo.com/group/celt-saints
            *****************************************
          • emrys@globe.net.nz
            Celtic and Old English Saints 2 August =-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-= * St. Etheldritha of Croyland * St. Plegmund of Canterbury * St.
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              * St. Etheldritha of Croyland
              * St. Plegmund of Canterbury
              * St. Alban, Finding of his Relics
              * St. Wulvella
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              St. Etheldritha of Croyland, Nun & Virgin
              (also known as Жlfryth, Alfrida,
              Alfreda, Althryda, Ethelfreda)
              ------------------------------------------
              Died 834. Saint Etheldritha was daughter of King Offa of the Mercians
              and his queen, Quindreda. She was betrothed to King Ethelbert of the
              East Angles, who was killed by her father's treachery. Because she had
              wanted to consecrate her life entirely to the service of God, she left
              the court and established herself about 793 in a small cell on Croyland
              Island in the desolate marshes of Lincolnshire. There she lived as a
              recluse for forty years devoting herself to assiduous prayer and the
              practice of Christian virtue. Several miracles attested to her eminent
              sanctity, however, she was best known for her prophesies. Her tomb was
              among those arranged around that of Saint Guthlac, but her relics were
              lost during the ravages of the Danes when they destroyed Croyland Abbey
              in 870 (Benedictines, Farmer, Encyclopaedia, Husenbeth).


              St. Plegmund, Bishop of Canterbury
              ------------------------------------
              Born in Mercia, England; died at Canterbury, England, on August 2, 914.
              Saint Plegmund was a hermit on an island near Chester, called
              Plegmundham after him and later Plemstall, who was noted for his
              holiness and scholarship. He was called to the court of Alfred the Great
              to be his tutor. He helped Alfred write the Old English version of Pope
              Saint Gregory the Great's "On Pastoral Care" (Liber regulae pastoralis)
              and may have been responsible for the compilation of the Anglo-Saxon
              chronicle.

              At that monarch's request, in 890, he was consecrated archbishop of
              Canterbury by Pope Formosus in Rome. He crowned Edward the Elder at
              Kingston in 901, and consecrated the Newminster at Winchester in 908.
              Plegmund travelled to Rome again in 908, probably to secure approval of
              his bishopric by Pope Sergius III, because the consecrations of Formosus
              were condemned in 897 and 905. He returned from Rome with some of the
              relics of Saint Blaise.

              Archbishop Plegmund divided the Wessex dioceses of Winchester and
              Sherbourne into Winchester, Ramsbury, Sherbourne, Wells, and Crediton
              (which was later called Exeter) and consecrated bishops for each of them
              (plus two others) on the same day. His episcopacy was noted for
              promoting learning and developing Canterbury's metropolitan
              jurisdiction. (Benedictines, Delaney, Farmer).

              Service to our Holy Father Plegmund Archbishop of Canterbury
              http://www.orthodoxengland.btinternet.co.uk/servpleg.htm


              Finding of the Relics of Alban, Protomartyr of Britain
              -----------------------------------------------------
              See 22 June for his Life
              http://groups.yahoo.com/group/celt-saints/message/1591



              St. Wulvella (6th c.), Sister of St Sidwell
              ------------------------------------------
              See yesterday's Life.


              Lives kindly supplied by:
              For All the Saints:
              http://www.saintpatrickdc.org/ss/ss-index.htm

              Orthodox Ireland Saints
              http://www.orthodoxireland.com/saints/

              These Lives are archived at:
              http://groups.yahoo.com/group/celt-saints
              *****************************************
            • emrys@globe.net.nz
              Celtic and Old English Saints 2 August =-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-= * St. Etheldritha of Croyland * St. Plegmund of Canterbury * St.
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                * St. Plegmund of Canterbury
                * St. Alban, Finding of his Relics
                * St. Wulvella
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                St. Etheldritha of Croyland, Nun & Virgin
                (also known as Ælfryth, Alfrida,
                Alfreda, Althryda, Ethelfreda)
                ------------------------------------------
                Died 834. Saint Etheldritha was daughter of King Offa of the Mercians
                and his queen, Quindreda. She was betrothed to King Ethelbert of the
                East Angles, who was killed by her father's treachery. Because she had
                wanted to consecrate her life entirely to the service of God, she left
                the court and established herself about 793 in a small cell on Croyland
                Island in the desolate marshes of Lincolnshire. There she lived as a
                recluse for forty years devoting herself to assiduous prayer and the
                practice of Christian virtue. Several miracles attested to her eminent
                sanctity, however, she was best known for her prophesies. Her tomb was
                among those arranged around that of Saint Guthlac, but her relics were
                lost during the ravages of the Danes when they destroyed Croyland Abbey
                in 870 (Benedictines, Farmer, Encyclopaedia, Husenbeth).


                St. Plegmund, Bishop of Canterbury
                ------------------------------------
                Born in Mercia, England; died at Canterbury, England, on August 2, 914.
                Saint Plegmund was a hermit on an island near Chester, called
                Plegmundham after him and later Plemstall, who was noted for his
                holiness and scholarship. He was called to the court of Alfred the Great
                to be his tutor. He helped Alfred write the Old English version of Pope
                Saint Gregory the Great's "On Pastoral Care" (Liber regulae pastoralis)
                and may have been responsible for the compilation of the Anglo-Saxon
                chronicle.

                At that monarch's request, in 890, he was consecrated archbishop of
                Canterbury by Pope Formosus in Rome. He crowned Edward the Elder at
                Kingston in 901, and consecrated the Newminster at Winchester in 908.
                Plegmund travelled to Rome again in 908, probably to secure approval of
                his bishopric by Pope Sergius III, because the consecrations of Formosus
                were condemned in 897 and 905. He returned from Rome with some of the
                relics of Saint Blaise.

                Archbishop Plegmund divided the Wessex dioceses of Winchester and
                Sherbourne into Winchester, Ramsbury, Sherbourne, Wells, and Crediton
                (which was later called Exeter) and consecrated bishops for each of them
                (plus two others) on the same day. His episcopacy was noted for
                promoting learning and developing Canterbury's metropolitan
                jurisdiction. (Benedictines, Delaney, Farmer).

                Service to our Holy Father Plegmund Archbishop of Canterbury
                http://www.orthodoxengland.btinternet.co.uk/servpleg.htm


                Finding of the Relics of Alban, Protomartyr of Britain
                -----------------------------------------------------
                See 22 June for his Life
                http://groups.yahoo.com/group/celt-saints/message/1591



                St. Wulvella (6th c.), Sister of St Sidwell
                ------------------------------------------
                See yesterday's Life.


                Lives kindly supplied by:
                For All the Saints:
                http://www.saintpatrickdc.org/ss/ss-index.htm

                These Lives are archived at:
                http://groups.yahoo.com/group/celt-saints
                *****************************************
              • emrys@globe.net.nz
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                  * St. Plegmund of Canterbury
                  * St. Alban, Finding of his Relics
                  * St. Wulvella
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                  St. Etheldritha of Croyland, Nun & Virgin
                  (also known as Ælfryth, Alfrida,
                  Alfreda, Althryda, Ethelfreda)
                  ------------------------------------------
                  Died 834. Saint Etheldritha was daughter of King Offa of the Mercians
                  and his queen, Quindreda. She was betrothed to King Ethelbert of the
                  East Angles, who was killed by her father's treachery. Because she had
                  wanted to consecrate her life entirely to the service of God, she left
                  the court and established herself about 793 in a small cell on Croyland
                  Island in the desolate marshes of Lincolnshire. There she lived as a
                  recluse for forty years devoting herself to assiduous prayer and the
                  practice of Christian virtue. Several miracles attested to her eminent
                  sanctity, however, she was best known for her prophesies. Her tomb was
                  among those arranged around that of Saint Guthlac, but her relics were
                  lost during the ravages of the Danes when they destroyed Croyland Abbey
                  in 870 (Benedictines, Farmer, Encyclopaedia, Husenbeth).


                  St. Plegmund, Bishop of Canterbury
                  ------------------------------------
                  Born in Mercia, England; died at Canterbury, England, on August 2, 914.
                  Saint Plegmund was a hermit on an island near Chester, called
                  Plegmundham after him and later Plemstall, who was noted for his
                  holiness and scholarship. He was called to the court of Alfred the Great
                  to be his tutor. He helped Alfred write the Old English version of Pope
                  Saint Gregory the Great's "On Pastoral Care" (Liber regulae pastoralis)
                  and may have been responsible for the compilation of the Anglo-Saxon
                  chronicle.

                  At that monarch's request, in 890, he was consecrated archbishop of
                  Canterbury by Pope Formosus in Rome. He crowned Edward the Elder at
                  Kingston in 901, and consecrated the Newminster at Winchester in 908.
                  Plegmund travelled to Rome again in 908, probably to secure approval of
                  his bishopric by Pope Sergius III, because the consecrations of Formosus
                  were condemned in 897 and 905. He returned from Rome with some of the
                  relics of Saint Blaise.

                  Archbishop Plegmund divided the Wessex dioceses of Winchester and
                  Sherbourne into Winchester, Ramsbury, Sherbourne, Wells, and Crediton
                  (which was later called Exeter) and consecrated bishops for each of them
                  (plus two others) on the same day. His episcopacy was noted for
                  promoting learning and developing Canterbury's metropolitan
                  jurisdiction. (Benedictines, Delaney, Farmer).

                  Service to our Holy Father Plegmund Archbishop of Canterbury
                  http://www.orthodoxengland.btinternet.co.uk/servpleg.htm


                  Finding of the Relics of Alban, Protomartyr of Britain
                  -----------------------------------------------------
                  See 22 June for his Life
                  http://groups.yahoo.com/group/celt-saints/message/1591



                  St. Wulvella (6th c.), Sister of St Sidwell
                  ------------------------------------------
                  See yesterday's Life.


                  Lives kindly supplied by:
                  For All the Saints:
                  http://www.saintpatrickdc.org/ss/ss-index.htm

                  These Lives are archived at:
                  http://groups.yahoo.com/group/celt-saints
                  *****************************************
                • emrys@globe.net.nz
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                    * St. Alban, Finding of his Relics
                    * St. Wulvella
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                    St. Etheldritha of Croyland, Nun & Virgin
                    (also known as Ælfryth, Alfrida,
                    Alfreda, Althryda, Ethelfreda)
                    ------------------------------------------
                    Died 834. Saint Etheldritha was daughter of King Offa of the Mercians
                    and his queen, Quindreda. She was betrothed to King Ethelbert of the
                    East Angles, who was killed by her father's treachery. Because she had
                    wanted to consecrate her life entirely to the service of God, she left
                    the court and established herself about 793 in a small cell on Croyland
                    Island in the desolate marshes of Lincolnshire. There she lived as a
                    recluse for forty years devoting herself to assiduous prayer and the
                    practice of Christian virtue. Several miracles attested to her eminent
                    sanctity, however, she was best known for her prophesies. Her tomb was
                    among those arranged around that of Saint Guthlac, but her relics were
                    lost during the ravages of the Danes when they destroyed Croyland Abbey
                    in 870 (Benedictines, Farmer, Encyclopaedia, Husenbeth).


                    St. Plegmund, Bishop of Canterbury
                    ------------------------------------
                    Born in Mercia, England; died at Canterbury, England, on August 2, 914.
                    Saint Plegmund was a hermit on an island near Chester, called
                    Plegmundham after him and later Plemstall, who was noted for his
                    holiness and scholarship. He was called to the court of Alfred the Great
                    to be his tutor. He helped Alfred write the Old English version of Pope
                    Saint Gregory the Great's "On Pastoral Care" (Liber regulae pastoralis)
                    and may have been responsible for the compilation of the Anglo-Saxon
                    chronicle.

                    At that monarch's request, in 890, he was consecrated archbishop of
                    Canterbury by Pope Formosus in Rome. He crowned Edward the Elder at
                    Kingston in 901, and consecrated the Newminster at Winchester in 908.
                    Plegmund travelled to Rome again in 908, probably to secure approval of
                    his bishopric by Pope Sergius III, because the consecrations of Formosus
                    were condemned in 897 and 905. He returned from Rome with some of the
                    relics of Saint Blaise.

                    Archbishop Plegmund divided the Wessex dioceses of Winchester and
                    Sherbourne into Winchester, Ramsbury, Sherbourne, Wells, and Crediton
                    (which was later called Exeter) and consecrated bishops for each of them
                    (plus two others) on the same day. His episcopacy was noted for
                    promoting learning and developing Canterbury's metropolitan
                    jurisdiction. (Benedictines, Delaney, Farmer).

                    Service to our Holy Father Plegmund Archbishop of Canterbury
                    http://www.orthodoxengland.btinternet.co.uk/servpleg.htm


                    Finding of the Relics of Alban, Protomartyr of Britain
                    -----------------------------------------------------
                    See 22 June for his Life
                    http://groups.yahoo.com/group/celt-saints/message/1591



                    St. Wulvella (6th c.), Sister of St Sidwell
                    ------------------------------------------
                    See yesterday's Life.


                    Lives kindly supplied by:
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                      St. Etheldritha of Croyland, Nun & Virgin
                      (also known as ?lfryth, Alfrida,
                      Alfreda, Althryda, Ethelfreda)
                      ------------------------------------------
                      Died 834. Saint Etheldritha was daughter of King Offa of the Mercians
                      and his queen, Quindreda. She was betrothed to King Ethelbert of the
                      East Angles, who was killed by her father's treachery. Because she had
                      wanted to consecrate her life entirely to the service of God, she left
                      the court and established herself about 793 in a small cell on Croyland
                      Island in the desolate marshes of Lincolnshire. There she lived as a
                      recluse for forty years devoting herself to assiduous prayer and the
                      practice of Christian virtue. Several miracles attested to her eminent
                      sanctity, however, she was best known for her prophesies. Her tomb was
                      among those arranged around that of Saint Guthlac, but her relics were
                      lost during the ravages of the Danes when they destroyed Croyland Abbey
                      in 870 (Benedictines, Farmer, Encyclopaedia, Husenbeth).


                      St. Plegmund, Bishop of Canterbury
                      ------------------------------------
                      Born in Mercia, England; died at Canterbury, England, on August 2, 914.
                      Saint Plegmund was a hermit on an island near Chester, called
                      Plegmundham after him and later Plemstall, who was noted for his
                      holiness and scholarship. He was called to the court of Alfred the Great
                      to be his tutor. He helped Alfred write the Old English version of Pope
                      Saint Gregory the Great's "On Pastoral Care" (Liber regulae pastoralis)
                      and may have been responsible for the compilation of the Anglo-Saxon
                      chronicle.

                      At that monarch's request, in 890, he was consecrated archbishop of
                      Canterbury by Pope Formosus in Rome. He crowned Edward the Elder at
                      Kingston in 901, and consecrated the Newminster at Winchester in 908.
                      Plegmund travelled to Rome again in 908, probably to secure approval of
                      his bishopric by Pope Sergius III, because the consecrations of Formosus
                      were condemned in 897 and 905. He returned from Rome with some of the
                      relics of Saint Blaise.

                      Archbishop Plegmund divided the Wessex dioceses of Winchester and
                      Sherbourne into Winchester, Ramsbury, Sherbourne, Wells, and Crediton
                      (which was later called Exeter) and consecrated bishops for each of them
                      (plus two others) on the same day. His episcopacy was noted for
                      promoting learning and developing Canterbury's metropolitan
                      jurisdiction. (Benedictines, Delaney, Farmer).

                      Service to our Holy Father Plegmund Archbishop of Canterbury
                      http://www.orthodoxengland.btinternet.co.uk/servpleg.htm


                      Finding of the Relics of Alban, Protomartyr of Britain
                      -----------------------------------------------------
                      See 22 June for his Life
                      http://groups.yahoo.com/group/celt-saints/message/1591



                      St. Wulvella (6th c.), Sister of St Sidwell
                      ------------------------------------------
                      See yesterday's Life.


                      Lives kindly supplied by:
                      For All the Saints:
                      http://www.saintpatrickdc.org/ss/ss-index.htm

                      These Lives are archived at:
                      http://groups.yahoo.com/group/celt-saints
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                        * St. Wulvella
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                        St. Etheldritha of Croyland, Nun & Virgin
                        (also known as ?lfryth, Alfrida,
                        Alfreda, Althryda, Ethelfreda)
                        ------------------------------------------
                        Died 834. Saint Etheldritha was daughter of King Offa of the Mercians
                        and his queen, Quindreda. She was betrothed to King Ethelbert of the
                        East Angles, who was killed by her father's treachery. Because she had
                        wanted to consecrate her life entirely to the service of God, she left
                        the court and established herself about 793 in a small cell on Croyland
                        Island in the desolate marshes of Lincolnshire. There she lived as a
                        recluse for forty years devoting herself to assiduous prayer and the
                        practice of Christian virtue. Several miracles attested to her eminent
                        sanctity, however, she was best known for her prophesies. Her tomb was
                        among those arranged around that of Saint Guthlac, but her relics were
                        lost during the ravages of the Danes when they destroyed Croyland Abbey
                        in 870 (Benedictines, Farmer, Encyclopaedia, Husenbeth).


                        St. Plegmund, Bishop of Canterbury
                        ------------------------------------
                        Born in Mercia, England; died at Canterbury, England, on August 2, 914.
                        Saint Plegmund was a hermit on an island near Chester, called
                        Plegmundham after him and later Plemstall, who was noted for his
                        holiness and scholarship. He was called to the court of Alfred the Great
                        to be his tutor. He helped Alfred write the Old English version of Pope
                        Saint Gregory the Great's "On Pastoral Care" (Liber regulae pastoralis)
                        and may have been responsible for the compilation of the Anglo-Saxon
                        chronicle.

                        At that monarch's request, in 890, he was consecrated archbishop of
                        Canterbury by Pope Formosus in Rome. He crowned Edward the Elder at
                        Kingston in 901, and consecrated the Newminster at Winchester in 908.
                        Plegmund travelled to Rome again in 908, probably to secure approval of
                        his bishopric by Pope Sergius III, because the consecrations of Formosus
                        were condemned in 897 and 905. He returned from Rome with some of the
                        relics of Saint Blaise.

                        Archbishop Plegmund divided the Wessex dioceses of Winchester and
                        Sherbourne into Winchester, Ramsbury, Sherbourne, Wells, and Crediton
                        (which was later called Exeter) and consecrated bishops for each of them
                        (plus two others) on the same day. His episcopacy was noted for
                        promoting learning and developing Canterbury's metropolitan
                        jurisdiction. (Benedictines, Delaney, Farmer).

                        Service to our Holy Father Plegmund Archbishop of Canterbury
                        http://www.orthodoxengland.btinternet.co.uk/servpleg.htm


                        Finding of the Relics of Alban, Protomartyr of Britain
                        -----------------------------------------------------
                        See 22 June for his Life
                        http://groups.yahoo.com/group/celt-saints/message/1591



                        St. Wulvella (6th c.), Sister of St Sidwell
                        ------------------------------------------
                        See yesterday's Life.


                        Lives kindly supplied by:
                        For All the Saints:
                        http://www.saintpatrickdc.org/ss/ss-index.htm

                        These Lives are archived at:
                        http://groups.yahoo.com/group/celt-saints
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                          * St. Plegmund of Canterbury
                          * St. Alban, Finding of his Relics
                          * St. Wulvella
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                          St. Etheldritha of Croyland, Nun & Virgin
                          (also known as ?lfryth, Alfrida,
                          Alfreda, Althryda, Ethelfreda)
                          ------------------------------------------
                          Died 834. Saint Etheldritha was daughter of King Offa of the Mercians
                          and his queen, Quindreda. She was betrothed to King Ethelbert of the
                          East Angles, who was killed by her father's treachery. Because she had
                          wanted to consecrate her life entirely to the service of God, she left
                          the court and established herself about 793 in a small cell on Croyland
                          Island in the desolate marshes of Lincolnshire. There she lived as a
                          recluse for forty years devoting herself to assiduous prayer and the
                          practice of Christian virtue. Several miracles attested to her eminent
                          sanctity, however, she was best known for her prophesies. Her tomb was
                          among those arranged around that of Saint Guthlac, but her relics were
                          lost during the ravages of the Danes when they destroyed Croyland Abbey
                          in 870 (Benedictines, Farmer, Encyclopaedia, Husenbeth).


                          St. Plegmund, Bishop of Canterbury
                          ------------------------------------
                          Born in Mercia, England; died at Canterbury, England, on August 2, 914.
                          Saint Plegmund was a hermit on an island near Chester, called
                          Plegmundham after him and later Plemstall, who was noted for his
                          holiness and scholarship. He was called to the court of Alfred the Great
                          to be his tutor. He helped Alfred write the Old English version of Pope
                          Saint Gregory the Great's "On Pastoral Care" (Liber regulae pastoralis)
                          and may have been responsible for the compilation of the Anglo-Saxon
                          chronicle.

                          At that monarch's request, in 890, he was consecrated archbishop of
                          Canterbury by Pope Formosus in Rome. He crowned Edward the Elder at
                          Kingston in 901, and consecrated the Newminster at Winchester in 908.
                          Plegmund travelled to Rome again in 908, probably to secure approval of
                          his bishopric by Pope Sergius III, because the consecrations of Formosus
                          were condemned in 897 and 905. He returned from Rome with some of the
                          relics of Saint Blaise.

                          Archbishop Plegmund divided the Wessex dioceses of Winchester and
                          Sherbourne into Winchester, Ramsbury, Sherbourne, Wells, and Crediton
                          (which was later called Exeter) and consecrated bishops for each of them
                          (plus two others) on the same day. His episcopacy was noted for
                          promoting learning and developing Canterbury's metropolitan
                          jurisdiction. (Benedictines, Delaney, Farmer).

                          Service to our Holy Father Plegmund Archbishop of Canterbury
                          http://www.orthodoxengland.btinternet.co.uk/servpleg.htm


                          Finding of the Relics of Alban, Protomartyr of Britain
                          -----------------------------------------------------
                          See 22 June for his Life
                          http://groups.yahoo.com/group/celt-saints/message/1591



                          St. Wulvella (6th c.), Sister of St Sidwell
                          ------------------------------------------
                          See yesterday's Life.


                          Lives kindly supplied by:
                          For All the Saints:
                          http://www.saintpatrickdc.org/ss/ss-index.htm

                          These Lives are archived at:
                          http://groups.yahoo.com/group/celt-saints
                          *****************************************
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                            * St. Alban, Finding of his Relics
                            * St. Wulvella
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                            St. Etheldritha of Croyland, Nun & Virgin
                            (also known as ?lfryth, Alfrida,
                            Alfreda, Althryda, Ethelfreda)
                            ------------------------------------------
                            Died 834. Saint Etheldritha was daughter of King Offa of the Mercians
                            and his queen, Quindreda. She was betrothed to King Ethelbert of the
                            East Angles, who was killed by her father's treachery. Because she had
                            wanted to consecrate her life entirely to the service of God, she left
                            the court and established herself about 793 in a small cell on Croyland
                            Island in the desolate marshes of Lincolnshire. There she lived as a
                            recluse for forty years devoting herself to assiduous prayer and the
                            practice of Christian virtue. Several miracles attested to her eminent
                            sanctity, however, she was best known for her prophesies. Her tomb was
                            among those arranged around that of Saint Guthlac, but her relics were
                            lost during the ravages of the Danes when they destroyed Croyland Abbey
                            in 870 (Benedictines, Farmer, Encyclopaedia, Husenbeth).


                            St. Plegmund, Bishop of Canterbury
                            ------------------------------------
                            Born in Mercia, England; died at Canterbury, England, on August 2, 914.
                            Saint Plegmund was a hermit on an island near Chester, called
                            Plegmundham after him and later Plemstall, who was noted for his
                            holiness and scholarship. He was called to the court of Alfred the Great
                            to be his tutor. He helped Alfred write the Old English version of Pope
                            Saint Gregory the Great's "On Pastoral Care" (Liber regulae pastoralis)
                            and may have been responsible for the compilation of the Anglo-Saxon
                            chronicle.

                            At that monarch's request, in 890, he was consecrated archbishop of
                            Canterbury by Pope Formosus in Rome. He crowned Edward the Elder at
                            Kingston in 901, and consecrated the Newminster at Winchester in 908.
                            Plegmund travelled to Rome again in 908, probably to secure approval of
                            his bishopric by Pope Sergius III, because the consecrations of Formosus
                            were condemned in 897 and 905. He returned from Rome with some of the
                            relics of Saint Blaise.

                            Archbishop Plegmund divided the Wessex dioceses of Winchester and
                            Sherbourne into Winchester, Ramsbury, Sherbourne, Wells, and Crediton
                            (which was later called Exeter) and consecrated bishops for each of them
                            (plus two others) on the same day. His episcopacy was noted for
                            promoting learning and developing Canterbury's metropolitan
                            jurisdiction. (Benedictines, Delaney, Farmer).

                            Service to our Holy Father Plegmund Archbishop of Canterbury
                            http://www.orthodoxengland.btinternet.co.uk/servpleg.htm


                            Finding of the Relics of Alban, Protomartyr of Britain
                            -----------------------------------------------------
                            See 22 June for his Life
                            http://groups.yahoo.com/group/celt-saints/message/1591



                            St. Wulvella (6th c.), Sister of St Sidwell
                            ------------------------------------------
                            See yesterday's Life.


                            Lives kindly supplied by:
                            For All the Saints:
                            http://www.saintpatrickdc.org/ss/ss-index.htm

                            These Lives are archived at:
                            http://groups.yahoo.com/group/celt-saints
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                              * St. Alban, Finding of his Relics
                              * St. Wulvella
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                              St. Etheldritha of Croyland, Nun & Virgin
                              (also known as ?lfryth, Alfrida,
                              Alfreda, Althryda, Ethelfreda)
                              ------------------------------------------
                              Died 834. Saint Etheldritha was daughter of King Offa of the Mercians
                              and his queen, Quindreda. She was betrothed to King Ethelbert of the
                              East Angles, who was killed by her father's treachery. Because she had
                              wanted to consecrate her life entirely to the service of God, she left
                              the court and established herself about 793 in a small cell on Croyland
                              Island in the desolate marshes of Lincolnshire. There she lived as a
                              recluse for forty years devoting herself to assiduous prayer and the
                              practice of Christian virtue. Several miracles attested to her eminent
                              sanctity, however, she was best known for her prophesies. Her tomb was
                              among those arranged around that of Saint Guthlac, but her relics were
                              lost during the ravages of the Danes when they destroyed Croyland Abbey
                              in 870 (Benedictines, Farmer, Encyclopaedia, Husenbeth).


                              St. Plegmund, Bishop of Canterbury
                              ------------------------------------
                              Born in Mercia, England; died at Canterbury, England, on August 2, 914.
                              Saint Plegmund was a hermit on an island near Chester, called
                              Plegmundham after him and later Plemstall, who was noted for his
                              holiness and scholarship. He was called to the court of Alfred the Great
                              to be his tutor. He helped Alfred write the Old English version of Pope
                              Saint Gregory the Great's "On Pastoral Care" (Liber regulae pastoralis)
                              and may have been responsible for the compilation of the Anglo-Saxon
                              chronicle.

                              At that monarch's request, in 890, he was consecrated archbishop of
                              Canterbury by Pope Formosus in Rome. He crowned Edward the Elder at
                              Kingston in 901, and consecrated the Newminster at Winchester in 908.
                              Plegmund travelled to Rome again in 908, probably to secure approval of
                              his bishopric by Pope Sergius III, because the consecrations of Formosus
                              were condemned in 897 and 905. He returned from Rome with some of the
                              relics of Saint Blaise.

                              Archbishop Plegmund divided the Wessex dioceses of Winchester and
                              Sherbourne into Winchester, Ramsbury, Sherbourne, Wells, and Crediton
                              (which was later called Exeter) and consecrated bishops for each of them
                              (plus two others) on the same day. His episcopacy was noted for
                              promoting learning and developing Canterbury's metropolitan
                              jurisdiction. (Benedictines, Delaney, Farmer).

                              Service to our Holy Father Plegmund Archbishop of Canterbury
                              http://www.orthodoxengland.btinternet.co.uk/servpleg.htm


                              Finding of the Relics of Alban, Protomartyr of Britain
                              -----------------------------------------------------
                              See 22 June for his Life
                              http://groups.yahoo.com/group/celt-saints/message/1591



                              St. Wulvella (6th c.), Sister of St Sidwell
                              ------------------------------------------
                              See yesterday's Life.


                              Lives kindly supplied by:
                              For All the Saints:
                              http://www.saintpatrickdc.org/ss/ss-index.htm

                              These Lives are archived at:
                              http://groups.yahoo.com/group/celt-saints
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                                * St. Wulvella
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                                St. Etheldritha of Croyland, Nun & Virgin
                                (also known as ?lfryth, Alfrida,
                                Alfreda, Althryda, Ethelfreda)
                                ------------------------------------------
                                Died 834. Saint Etheldritha was daughter of King Offa of the Mercians
                                and his queen, Quindreda. She was betrothed to King Ethelbert of the
                                East Angles, who was killed by her father's treachery. Because she had
                                wanted to consecrate her life entirely to the service of God, she left
                                the court and established herself about 793 in a small cell on Croyland
                                Island in the desolate marshes of Lincolnshire. There she lived as a
                                recluse for forty years devoting herself to assiduous prayer and the
                                practice of Christian virtue. Several miracles attested to her eminent
                                sanctity, however, she was best known for her prophesies. Her tomb was
                                among those arranged around that of Saint Guthlac, but her relics were
                                lost during the ravages of the Danes when they destroyed Croyland Abbey
                                in 870 (Benedictines, Farmer, Encyclopaedia, Husenbeth).


                                St. Plegmund, Bishop of Canterbury
                                ------------------------------------
                                Born in Mercia, England; died at Canterbury, England, on August 2, 914.
                                Saint Plegmund was a hermit on an island near Chester, called
                                Plegmundham after him and later Plemstall, who was noted for his
                                holiness and scholarship. He was called to the court of Alfred the Great
                                to be his tutor. He helped Alfred write the Old English version of Pope
                                Saint Gregory the Great's "On Pastoral Care" (Liber regulae pastoralis)
                                and may have been responsible for the compilation of the Anglo-Saxon
                                chronicle.

                                At that monarch's request, in 890, he was consecrated archbishop of
                                Canterbury by Pope Formosus in Rome. He crowned Edward the Elder at
                                Kingston in 901, and consecrated the Newminster at Winchester in 908.
                                Plegmund travelled to Rome again in 908, probably to secure approval of
                                his bishopric by Pope Sergius III, because the consecrations of Formosus
                                were condemned in 897 and 905. He returned from Rome with some of the
                                relics of Saint Blaise.

                                Archbishop Plegmund divided the Wessex dioceses of Winchester and
                                Sherbourne into Winchester, Ramsbury, Sherbourne, Wells, and Crediton
                                (which was later called Exeter) and consecrated bishops for each of them
                                (plus two others) on the same day. His episcopacy was noted for
                                promoting learning and developing Canterbury's metropolitan
                                jurisdiction. (Benedictines, Delaney, Farmer).

                                Service to our Holy Father Plegmund Archbishop of Canterbury
                                http://orthodoxengland.org.uk/servpleg.htm


                                Finding of the Relics of Alban, Protomartyr of Britain
                                -----------------------------------------------------
                                See 22 June for his Life
                                http://groups.yahoo.com/group/celt-saints/message/1591



                                St. Wulvella (6th c.), Sister of St Sidwell
                                ------------------------------------------
                                See yesterday's Life.


                                These Lives are archived at:
                                http://groups.yahoo.com/group/celt-saints
                                *****************************************
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