Tag Archives: Anglo Saxon Saints

Celts to the Creche: St. Winifred of Wales

Celts to the Crèche: Day 9 November 23 St. Winifred of Wales died about 660 AD On this 9th day of our journey with the Celts to the Crèche, we meet St. Winifred of Wales (Grenfrewi in Welsh meaning “radiant … Continue reading

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Celts to the Creche: St. Ninian of Whithorn

Celts to the Creche: Day 30 December 14 St. Ninian of Whithorn c362-c432 AD (or perhaps later) On this 30th Day of Celts to the Creche, we join on this pilgrimage to Bethlehem with fifth century British Bishop St. Ninian (Ninias) of … Continue reading

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Celts to the Creche: Heiu of Tadcaster

Celts to the Creche: Day 24 December 8 Abbess Heiu of Tadcaster 7th century On our 24th day of our journey with the Celts to the Creche, we meet Abbess Heiu that might be a new saint to some of … Continue reading

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Celts to the Creche: St. Colman of Lindisfarne

Celts to the Creche: Day 30 St. Colman of Lindisfarne  (c. 605 – February 18, 675 or August 8, 674) On this 30th day of our Advent journey with the Celts to the Creche, we discover that our Irish traveling … Continue reading

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Celts to the Creche: St. Bega of Bees

Celts to the Creche: Day 28 St. Bega of Bees c. 850 On this 28th day of our pilgrimage with the Celts to the Creche, we join with St. Bega of Bees on this journey to the manger in Bethlehem. The legend of … Continue reading

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Celts to the Creche: St. John of Beverley

  Celts to the Creche: Day 26 St. John of Beverley  died May 7, 721 On day 26 of our pilgrimage with the Celts to the Creche, we journey with St. John of Beverley.  We join in the procession to the sacred place in Bethlehem … Continue reading

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Celts to the Creche: St. Bathilde of Chelles

Celts to the Creche: Day 23 St. Bathilde of Chelles 626/7-January 30, 680/687 On this 23rd day of our journey with Celts to the Creche, we encounter St. Bathilde of Chelles, also known as Queen Bathilde (Baldechildis) of France who … Continue reading

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Celts to the Creche: The Venerable Bede

Celts to the Creche: Day 22 The Venerable Bede 672/673-May 26, 735 AD On this 22nd day of our journey with the Celts to the Creche, we meet Bede who was a historian, theologian, monk, scholar, writer, and a person of … Continue reading

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Celts to the Creche: Abbess Burgundofara of Faremoutiers

Celts to the Creche: Day 21 Abbess Burgundofara of Faremoutiers c595-c657AD On this 21st day of our journey with the Celts to the Creche, we encounter St. Burgundofara (also known as St. Fara, Fare), the founding Abbess of Faremoutiers (originally called … Continue reading

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Celts to the Creche: St. Bertha of Kent

Celts to the Creche: Day 19 St. Bertha of Kent c539-c612 On this 19th day of our journey with the Celts to the Creche, we meet St. Bertha, who was married to the pagan Anglo-Saxon King of Kent, Æthelberht.  She … Continue reading

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Celts to the Creche: Pelagius

Celts to the Creche: Day 18 Pelagius c354-c418AD On this 18th day of our journey with the Celts to the Creche, we encounter Pelagius who is either dismissed as a heretic or is considered a breath of fresh air to … Continue reading

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Celts to the Creche: Abbess Aebbe of Coldingham

Celts to the Creche: Day 17 Abbess Æbbe of Coldingham c615-c683AD On this 17th day of our journey with the Celts to the Creche, we travel with Abbess Æbbe of Coldingham. She was a friend of Aidan of Lindisfarne (see … Continue reading

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Celts to the Creche: Abbess Ethelburga of Barking

Celts to the Creche: Day 15 Abbess Ethelburga of Barking 7th c. AD On this 15th day of our journey with the Celts to the Creche, we meet St. Ethelburga (Æthelburh) who was the  first Abbess of the double monastery (meaning men … Continue reading

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Celts to the Creche: A Band of Brothers, Cedd, Chad, Cynibil, and Caelin

Celts to the Creche: Day 14 A Band of Brothers: Sts. Cedd, Chad, Cynibil, and Caelin 7th c. On the 14th day of our journey with the Celts to the Creche, we meet the band of brothers from Anglia, all … Continue reading

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Celts to the Creche: St. Columbanus

  Celts to the Creche: Day 11 St. Columbanus c543 AD-November 21, 615 AD Feast Day, November 23 On this 11th day of our pilgrimage with the Celts to the Creche, let us visit with St. Columbanus, one of the early … Continue reading

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Celts to the Creche: St. Fursey

Celts to the Creche: Day 9 St. Fursey c597-January 16, 649 AD On our 9th day of our journey of the Celts to the Creche, we meet St. Fursey (Fursa, Furseus) who was the first recorded Irish missionary to Anglo-Saxon England. … Continue reading

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St. Werburga of Chester

St. Werburga of Chester c 630-February 3, 699 AD  Life: Werburga (Werburgh) is the patron saint of Chester, England and was the Abbess of several abbeys in England. She was born at Stone in Mercia in the mid 7th century. Her … Continue reading

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Celts to the Creche: Abbess Werburga of Chester

Celts to the Crèche: Day 32 December 16 Abbess Werburga of Chester c 630-February 3, 699 AD On this 32nd day of our journey with the Celts to the Crèche, we meet Abbess Werburga of Chester which is in Northwest England near … Continue reading

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Celts to the Creche: St. Cuthbert

Celts to the Creche: Day 6 St. Cuthbert of Lindisfarne c634-March 20, 687 AD On this 6th day of our Advent journey with the Celts to the Creche, we join St. Cuthbert on this pilgrimage. Cuthbert was a 7th c. Bishop of … Continue reading

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Celts to the Creche: St. Cuthbert of Lindisfarne

Celts to the Crèche: Day 6 November 20 St. Cuthbert of Lindisfarne c634-March 20, 687 AD On this 6th day of our Advent journey with the Celts to the Crèche, we join St. Cuthbert on this pilgrimage. Cuthbert was the much loved … Continue reading

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Celts to the Creche: St. Hereswith

Celts to the Creche: Day 3 St. Hereswith c612 – September 3, c680/690AD On this 3rd day of our Advent journey with the Celts to the Creche, we pilgrimage with St. Hereswith, perhaps even dancing with abandon to this place of … Continue reading

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Celts to the Creche: St. Hilda of Whitby

Celts to the Creche: Day 2 St. Hilda of Whitby 613/614-November 17, 680 AD On this 2nd day of our pilgrimage with the Celts to the Creche, we journey with ST. HILDA (Hild) OF WHITBY. She was an Abbess; founder of double monasteries; … Continue reading

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Celts to the Creche: St. Aidan of Lindisfarne

Celts to the Creche: Day 1 St. Aidan of Lindisfarne died August 31, 651 AD On this 1st day of Advent, let us begin this Celts to the Creche pilgrimage with Aidan who was a Celtic monk/bishop  from the great Irish monastic … Continue reading

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