Loading ...
Sorry, an error occurred while loading the content.

25 March

Expand Messages
  • ambrois@xtra.co.nz
    Celtic and Old English Saints 25 March =-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-= * St. Kennocha * St. Alfwold of Sherborne
    Message 1 of 15 , Mar 25, 2013
      Celtic and Old English Saints 25 March

      * St. Kennocha
      * St. Alfwold of Sherborne

      St. Kennocha, Virgin
      (also known as Kyle, Enoch)

      Died 1007. Saint Kennocha was a Scottish nun of the convent in Fife.
      Formerly she was held in great veneration in Scotland, especially in the
      district around Glasgow. Said to have been the only daughter of a
      wealthy family, she rejected the attraction of worldly goods and all
      suitors in order to pursue a life of prayer. By an extraordinary love of
      poverty and mortification, a wonderful gift of prayer, and purity or
      singleness of heart, she attained to the perfection of all virtues. She
      became famous because of several miracles God wrought on her behalf
      (Benedictines, Husenbeth).

      St. Alfwold of Sherborne, Bishop
      Died c. 1058; also March 26. Saint Alfwold, a monk of Winchester, was
      chosen to be bishop of Sherborne in 1045. He was known for his great
      devotion to Saints Cuthbert and Swithun, whose cults he propagated. He
      set up Swithun's image in his church and often visited Cuthbert's
      shrine. William of Malmesbury recorded the reminiscences of a priest
      from his diocese who knew Bishop Alfwold. Unlike most members of the
      episcopacy, he used only common wood eating utensils and was known for
      his habitual abstinence at a time when self-indulgence was the rule. He
      quarrelled at least once with Earl Godwin of Wessex, who was suddenly
      stricken ill and recovered only after the saint pardoned him (Attwater2,
      Benedictines, Farmer, Gill).

      For All the Saints: - new active link

      An Alphabetical Index of the Saints of the West - new active link

      These Lives are archived at:
    Your message has been successfully submitted and would be delivered to recipients shortly.