St. Maxentia of Beauvais, Virgin Martyr

20 November

Dates unknown. Saint Maxentia, an Irish or Scottish maiden of royal descent, escaped from home in order to honour her vow of virginity made to God. She settled as a recluse on the River Oise near Senlis in France. There she was found by her pursuers and put to death at the place now called Pont-Sainte-Maxence, where her relics are enshrined. She is venerated in Scotland and Beauvais on this day (Benedictines, Husenbeth).

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