Friday, June 23, 2017
Feast of St. Etheldreda
Today is the Feast of the Anglo-Saxon Saint, St. Etheldreda (+679AD). She is also known as St. Audrey or, in the French, Audra.
She was a member of the royal family of East Anglia, the daughter of the king, became the queen of Northumbria, and, when widowed, founded a monastery in Ely, England. When her body was moved in the 12th century, it was still incorrupt.
Here is a bit more information on this saint, little known outside England:
Catholic Saints Info: Saint Etheldreda
This is the account in the Old Catholic Encyclopedia:
Old Catholic Encyclopedia: St. Etheldreda
This link goes to the site of the Church of St. Etheldreda in London, England:
St. Etheldreda's Church, London