St. Eanfleda of Whitby, Widow

24 November

Died c. 700. Eanfleda, daughter of King Saint Edwin of Northumbria (f.d. October 12) and his wife Saint Ethelburga of Kent (f.d. April 5), was baptized as an infant by Saint Paulinus (f.d. October 10) at Pentecost in 626. She was a great benefactress of Saint Wilfrid (f.d. October 12). In her widowhood she became a nun at Whitby under her own daughter, Saint Elfleda (f.d. February 8) (Benedictines).

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