Book of Saints – Etheldreda


ETHELDREDA (ETHELREDA, EDILTRUDIS, AUDREY) (Saint) Virgin (June 23) (7th century) Daughter of Anna, King of the East Angles, and wife of Egfrid, King of Northumbria, with whom she lived, but only as a sister, for twelve years, after which time she , took the veil at Coldingham under Saint Ebba. Almost straightway she was chosen to be Abbess of the new monastery in the Isle of Ely, where her saintly life quickly attracted many souls to God. She passed away, June 23, A.D. 679. Her incorrupt remains were solemnly translated and enshrined sixteen years later by the Abbess Saint Sexburga, her sister and successor.

MLA Citation

  • Monks of Ramsgate. “Etheldreda”. Book of Saints, 1921. CatholicSaints.Info. 16 January 2013. Web. 1 June 2016. <>