English Speaking Saints And Martyrs

English Saints and Martyrs

Wednesday, August 03, 2016

3rd August - 

Saint Waldef - Independent Catholic News

3rd August - 

Saint Waldef - Independent Catholic News: Cistercian abbot. Of noble birth, (he was the son of Earl Simon of Northampton and Matilda, the great niece of William the Conqueror) St Waldef (Waltheof) was born in 1100 and grew up in the Scottish court. He could have become a court cleric, but chose the monastic life, becoming an Austin canon at Nostell in Yorkshire. In 1134, he became prior of Kirkham. In 1140 he was a favourite to become Archbishop of York but King Stephen

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