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  SAINT ETHELDREDA: JUNE 23   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-11)
Her life at his court was that of an ascetic rather than a queen: she lived with him not as a wife, but as a sister, and, observing a scrupulous regularity of discipline, devoted her time to works of mercy and love.
As soon as Etheldreda had left the court of her husband, he repented of having consented to her departure, and followed her, meaning to bring her back by force.
Etheldreda knew this, and chose rather to be a servant of Christ her Lord than the mistress of an earthly court.
www.jesus-passion.com /Saint_Etheldreda.htm   (429 words)

  
 Britannia Biographies: St. Etheldreda, Queen of Northumbria & Abbess of Ely
Etheldreda was the third and most celebrated of the saintly daughters of King Anna of East Anglia, by his wife, Saewara.
Etheldreda died of a quinsy, which she regarded as a punishment for her former love of dress and, in particular, for having worn jewels on her neck.
Etheldreda is one of the most popular of English saints, and there are more dedications in her name in England than in that of any female saint of the early Anglo-Saxon Church.
www.britannia.com /bios/saints/etheldreda.html   (1632 words)

  
 CATHOLIC ENCYCLOPEDIA: St. Sexburga
Ethelburga and Saethrid, were both Abbesses of Faremontier in Brie, St. Withburga was a nun at Ely, and St. Etheldreda became Abbess of Ely.
Etheldreda died, probably in 679, and Sexburga was elected abbess.
Etheldreda's relics to a new shrine she had erected for her at Ely, which included a sarcophagus of white marble from the ruined city of Grantchester.
www.newadvent.org /cathen/13747b.htm   (294 words)

  
 23 June   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-11)
Etheldreda left him and became a nun at Coldingham under her aunt Ebbe (672) and founded a double monastery at Ely in 673.
Etheldreda restored an old church at Ely, reputedly destroyed by Penda, pagan king of the Mercians, and built her monastery on the site of what is now Ely Cathedral.
Etheldreda died c.680 from a tumour on the neck, reputedly as a divine punishment for her vanity in wearing necklaces in her younger days; in reality it was the result of the plague which also killed several of her nuns, many of whom were her sisters or nieces.
www.oremus.org /liturgy/etc/ktf/m06/h23.html   (422 words)

  
 ELY - LoveToKnow Article on ELY   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-11)
But the reputation of Ely had been established long before Etheldreda (iEthelthryth), daughter of Anna, king of East Anglia, was married to Ecgfrith, king of Northumbria, against her will, as she had vowed herself wholly to a religious life.
The feast of St Etheldreda, or St Awdrey as she was generally called, was the occasion every year for a large fair here, at which trifling objects were sold to pilgrims by way of souvenirs; whence the word tawclrey, a contraction of St Awdrey.
A relic of the Saxon foundation is preserved in the cross of St Osyth (c.
19.1911encyclopedia.org /E/EL/ELY.htm   (3013 words)

  
 ST. ETHELDREDA - QUEEN AND ABBESS (ELY ON-LINE)
Etheldreda was assisted in her project by Bishop Wilfrid, whom she had met while living in Northumbria.
Etheldreda's sister Withburga, who had been one of her nuns, founded a nunnery of her own at East Dereham in Norfolk, not many miles away.
The new monastery at Ely was consecrated in 970 by St. Dunstan and flourished.
www.ely.org.uk /ethel.htm   (1114 words)

  
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Etheldreda had but one aim in life, to devote herself to His service in the religious state.
As soon as Etheldreda had left the court of her spouse, he repented of having consented to her departure, and followed her, meaning to bring her back by force.
She took refuge on a headland on the southern coast near Coldingham; and here a miracle took place, for the waters forced a passage and hemmed in the hill with morasses, barring the further advance of the king.
www.infocatholic.com /viewSaint.aspx?SID=243   (365 words)

  
 Histon, Cambridgeshire.
The manor of Histon St. Etheldreda belonged to the convent of Eynsham in Oxfordshire, and was granted after the reformation to Sir Thomas Elliot.
"The Church, dedicated to St. Andrew, is a large cruciform structure, consisting of a nave, north and south aisles, transepts, south porch, and a large square tower, rising from the intersection of the nave and transepts.
The church of St. Andrew is a very old cruciform structure of rubble and clunch, with a square tower rising from the centre, a clock, 6 bells, and an organ, and has been restored internally, and re-seated and newly roofed.
www.angelfire.com /my/cornishroots/page43.html   (854 words)

  
 St Etheldreda
St Etheldreda's Church is just a stone's throw from the noise and bustle of modern day London and it is hemmed in by the glittering wealth of Hatton Garden, where gold, silver and diamonds are traded and millions of pounds change hands daily.
Princess Etheldreda, daughter of King Anna, a prominent member of the ruling family of the Kingdom of East Anglia, was born in 630.
St Etheldreda's was hit by an explosive bomb which tore a hole in the original roof about six feet in diameter, stripped a good part of the tiling off the roof and sent three beams hurtling to the floor of the Church.
www.stetheldreda.com /history.html   (5139 words)

  
 Medieval English urban history - Norwich - Map
St. Clement's may indeed have been the primary church of the north bank settlement, for it was later subdivided into smaller parishes.
However, Tombland was not the property of the community but of one of the town's lords; and it was the earl who gave it to the Bishop to expand the developing cathedral-priory precint.
Archaeological evidence for a cluster of habitation around the southern end of Cowgate and St. Edmund's and around St. Martin's in north-east Conesford argue for a linkage via a second river crossing on the future site of Whitefriars Bridge (and again, the line of the burh defences encourages the notion of protecting two river crossings).
www.trytel.com /~tristan/towns/norwmap1.html   (2766 words)

  
 Ely
Etheldreda, a Saxon princess, was born in AD630 at Exning near Newmarket.
Etheldreda died on 23 June 679 of a throat tumor and was buried in the grounds of her monastery.
Etheldreda's monastery flourished for 200 years until it was destroyed by the Danes.
www.scismbunch.us /ely.htm   (659 words)

  
 HOLBORN - LoveToKnow Article on HOLBORN   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-11)
The better residential district of Holborn, which extends northward to Euston Road in the borough of St Pancras, is mainly within the parish of St George, Bloomsbury.
Ihe reputation of the district immediately to the south, embraced in the parish of St Giles in the Fields, was far different.
The present parish church of St Giles in the Fields, between Shaftesbury Avenue and New Oxford Street, dates from f 734, but here was situated a lepers hospital founded by Matilda, wife of Henry I., in 1101.
55.1911encyclopedia.org /H/HO/HOLBORN.htm   (965 words)

  
 St Albans Psalter. The Calendar and Liturgical apparatus. University of Aberdeen.
Some were important institutional occasions, like the translation and octave of St Ivo (the patron of Huntingdon) in June, the dedication of Ramsey Abbey in September; the octave of St Alban in August, and the dedication of St Albans Abbey in December.
Goldschmidt (1895, 34) suggested that the interest in St Margaret was generated by Abbot Robert of St Albans (1151-66) who vowed to honour her highly if he was spared during a storm at sea.
Etheldreda was the most important female East Anglian saint, buried at Ely, and celebrated at both Ramsey and St Albans.
www.abdn.ac.uk /stalbanspsalter/english/essays/calendar.shtml   (6412 words)

  
 The Stained Glass Windows of St Andrew's and St Etheldreda
St James the Younger, son of Alphaeus, holding a fuller’s bat with which he was beaten to death by the Jerusalem mob.
St Thomas (Matt 10:3) holding a set square with which he was supposed to have built a palace in heaven for an Indian king, having spent on the poor the money given to him to build an earthly one.
St Simon (Matt 10:4), known as the Zealot, holding a saw with which he was martyred.
dspace.dial.pipex.com /st.andrews.histon/window.htm   (3513 words)

  
 Saints of June 23
This was because Etheldreda had suffered from neck cancer, which she attributed to divine punishment because she was once vain enough to wear a costly necklace.
Etheldreda was a woman of noble birth, the daughter of King Anna of East Anglia, and sister to Saints Sexburga,
Etheldreda is the patroness of Cambridge University (Roeder), and those suffering from throat and neck ailments (Bentley).
www.saintpatrickdc.org /ss/0623.htm   (2336 words)

  
 St Andrew's and St Etheldreda, Histon   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-11)
The Anglican church of St Andrew's and St Etheldreda, Histon is situated in the Diocese of Ely in Cambridgeshire, England.
The mission of St Andrew's is to make mature and active disciples of Jesus Christ who worship God and show His love to those inside and outside the church.
St Andrew's is fitted with an inductive loop hearing system, to use it simply set your ear-piece to 'T'.
dspace.dial.pipex.com /st.andrews.histon/church.htm   (373 words)

  
 St. Etheldreda (Audrey)
Etheldreda (or Aethelthryth in Anglo-Saxon) was daughter of Anna, king of the East Angles.
Rather than forfeit her calling, Etheldreda, though by now queen, took flight to her property, the "Island of Ely." St. Wilfrid, Bishop of York, defended her choice against King Egfrid.
It was no fault of St. Audrey that her name should have been attached to cheap and gaudy ornaments.
www.stthomasirondequoit.com /SaintsAlive/id711.htm   (602 words)

  
 St. Pachomius Library   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-11)
As a child, Etheldreda was betrothed to the Gyrvian prince, Tondbehrt, who gave her the isle of Ely as a wedding gift; their three-year marriage ended when he died.
She is said to have predicted her own death during a plague in 679, and seventeen years later, her sister and successor Sexburga translated her incorrupt relics from the graveyard to a shrine, which was destroyed in the Reformation, inside the church.
Etheldreda is the patron of Cambridge University, and the artifacts sold at her shrine gave English a new word, tawdry.
www.voskrese.info /spl/Xaudrey.html   (181 words)

  
 Paul Martin Wedding Photography - St. Etheldreda's Catholic Church
Built in 1251, St. Etheldreda's is the oldest Roman Catholic church in Britain and was the first pre-Reformation church in Great Britain to be restored to Catholic worship.
Overall, St. Etheldreda's church is a unique wedding venue, and has great character for wedding photography.
London based photographer Paul Martin is within easy access of St. Etheldreda's Church, and has a varied portfolio of weddings he has covered at numerous London venues.
www.pmjphotography.co.uk /cgi-bin/show_location.pl?id=6   (328 words)

  
 Newmarket St Etheldreda
However, a referendum was held among the parishioners; this option was defeated, and rightly so, for the visible presence of the Church is an important one.
Although the most familiar view of St Etheldreda is the great east window seen from the clock tower roundabout, the entrance is at the west end, through a narthex porch.
St Etheldreda, Newmarket, is the prominent modern church at the north end of the High Street.
www.suffolkchurches.co.uk /newmarketethel.htm   (364 words)

  
 CATHOLIC ENCYCLOPEDIA: St. Ethelreda
The bishop succeeded at first in persuading Egfrid to consent that Etheldreda should live for some time in peace as a sister of the Coldingham nunnery, founded by her aunt, St. Ebba, in what is now Berwickshire.
They made their way to Etheldreda's own estate of Ely, not, tradition said, without the interposition of miracles, and, on a spot hemmed in by morasses and the waters of the Ouse, the foundation of Ely Minster was begun.
This region was Etheldreda's native home, and her royal East Anglian relatives gave her the material means necessary for the execution of her holy design.
www.newadvent.org /cathen/05554b.htm   (460 words)

  
 folkart saints, St. Audry aka St. Etheldreda   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-11)
Etheldreda or St. Audrey, was a princess who took a vow of virginity although married for reasons of state.
While St. Audrey is the patron of Cambridge University, neck or throat ailments and widows - she should perhaps be considered for The patron of bargain basements and dollar stores having added such a valuable word to the English language.
Further information on St. Etheldreda can be found in Lives of the Saints, The Catholic Encyclopedia, Saints Index on Catholic Forum or Saints Index on Catholic.org.
www.katehodgson.net /saint5.html   (201 words)

  
 Exning St Philip and St Etheldreda
Today it is the church of St Philip and St Etheldreda, a chapel of ease to Exning’s medieval parish church of
It is likely that the 1860s saw the building of workhouse chapels partly in a response to the catalyst of the Oxford Movement, which led to a revival in what had become an increasingly moribund Church of England.
St Philip and St Etheldreda, Exning, the former Newmarket workhouse chapel, is just to the north of Newmarket town centre.
www.suffolkchurches.co.uk /exningphilip.htm   (1060 words)

  
 EBK: St. Etheldreda, Abbess of Ely
Etheldreda - or, more properly, Ethelthrith - was the third and most celebrated of the saintly daughters of King Anna of East Anglia, by his wife, Saewara.
He had hitherto consented to let Etheldreda live in his house like a nun in her convent, but now he wanted, and even demanded, more.
However, before he could give orders to the contrary, Etheldreda had fled to Coldingham beyond the Tweed, where Egfrith's aunt, St. Aebbe the Elder, was abbess.
www.earlybritishkingdoms.com /adversaries/bios/etheldreda.html   (1569 words)

  
 Saint Hilda of WhitbySaint Etheldreda of Ely
Etheldreda was formerly one of the most venerated of all Anglo-Saxon women saints.
She poured some salt which had been blessed by St. Boniface into a bucket of water, told them to throw it into the stream and use water further downstream to extinguish the flames.
Among the clerics and monastics that responded to St. Boniface's appeal for help in Germany was a pious family of two brothers and a sister, his blood-relations, who were all later canonized.
www.roca.org /OA/70/70k.htm   (2995 words)

  
 St. Petroc Monastery   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-11)
The opponent of the Latinisation was St. Colman, Bishop of Lindisfarne.
The first recorded monastery in the British Church is that set up by St. Ninian in A.D. 395 and, given such an early date, it was right at the forefront of the monastic spread from the Egyptian Desert Fathers in that century.
Columbanus' Rule or the Italian St. Benedict's rule, it must be assumed that the early Rule of St. Basil may have been in use, although whether it had penetrated as far as Britain by that time is open to question.
www.rocor.org.au /stpetrocmonastery/index.html   (4807 words)

  
 Medieval Painting of St. Etheldreda & another saint (? Sexburga), Willingham, Cambridgeshire
Suffolk-born (probably at Exning) Etheldreda was a princess, the daughter of King Anna of East Anglia.
The saint (also known familiarly as St. Audrey in England) attributed the neck tumour to divine punishment for her youthful fondness for necklaces - the ‘tawdry lace’ promised to the shepherdess Mopsa in Shakespeare’s Winter’s Tale¹ is a direct reference to the lace necklaces sold cheaply at St. Audrey’s fairs, usually held in late June.
Etheldreda is in a window-splay on the west wall of the south aisle, and in the splay opposite is a painting of another female saint.
www.paintedchurch.org /wilhamet.htm   (553 words)

  
 Saint Edward - St. Edward the Confessor Anglican Church
He spent his early years in relative peace at Ely Abbey: this abbey, founded in 673 by St. Etheldreda, was one of the richest and most influential abbeys of the time.
He was also said to have healed the blind, the crippled, and the diseased; even after his death, people came to his tomb to be cured of their ailments.
Edward was canonized in 1161: he is referred to as St. Edward the Confessor; 'Confessor' denoted someone whose life proclaimed their faith, but whose death was not a martyr's death.
www.upsdell.com /StEdwardTheConfessor/saint.htm   (1192 words)

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