Book of Saints – Sexburga

detail of a stained glass window of Saint Saxburgh of Ely, date and artist unknown; swiped from Santi e BeatiArticle

(Saint) Widow (July 6) (7th century) The daughter of King Anna of East Anglia, and the wife of King Ercombert of Kent. Left a widow, she founded the monastery of the Isle of Sheppey, in Kent, at the place now called Minster. She governed her monastery for some years as Abbess, but in her old age retired to that of her sister, Saint Etheldreda, in the Isle of Ely. Here also, at her sister’s death, Sexburga was chosen Abbess, and remained in that charge until her death (A.D. 699).

MLA Citation

  • Monks of Ramsgate. “Sexburga”. Book of Saints, 1921. CatholicSaints.Info. 6 July 2016. Web. 24 October 2016. <>