English Speaking Saints And Martyrs

English Saints and Martyrs

Thursday, June 23, 2016

23rd June 
- Saint Etheldreda, also known as St Audrey - Independent Catholic News

23rd June 
- Saint Etheldreda, also known as St Audrey - Independent Catholic News: Nun and foundress. Etheldreda was a seventh century queen, the daughter of Anna, King of East Anglia. In her younger days she had two arranged marriages before following her true desire, to be a nun. In 673 she founded the double monastery of Ely. Etheldreda lived an austere life of fasting and prayer. She died in 679, together with several other members of her community, of the plague which caused a swelling on her neck. She attributed this to

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