Book of Saints – Frideswide


FRIDESWIDE (FRIDESWINDA) (Saint) Virgin (October 19) (8th century) The daughter of Didan, Prince (Subregulus) of Oxford. From her childhood she took for her maxim: “Whatsoever is not God is nothing.” On the death of her mother, Saprida, she assumed the Religious habit, and afterwards received the charge of the monastery of Saint Mary at Oxford, built by her father. It is related of her that she was delivered by prayer from the criminal importunities of Algar, a Mercian Prince. Saint Frideswide died before the end of the eighth century, and came to be honoured as the Patroness of the city and University of Oxford.

MLA Citation

  • Monks of Ramsgate. “Frideswide”. Book of Saints, 1921. CatholicSaints.Info. 26 February 2013. Web. 17 January 2019. <>