English Speaking Saints And Martyrs

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Monday, July 18, 2016

18th July - Saints Edburga of Bicester and Edburga of Winchester - Independent Catholic News

18th July - Saints Edburga of Bicester and Edburga of Winchester - Independent Catholic News: These were two early English saints. St Edburga of Bicester died around 650. She was a nun and probably an abbess. The base of a shrine dedicated to her can still be seen in the church at Stanton Harcourt in Oxfordshire. Her namesake, St Edburga of Winchester, lived 300 years later. She was a daughter of Edward the Elder, King of Wessex and grand daughter of King Alfred the Great. She became

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