Book of Saints – Winefride

detail of a stained glass window of Saint Winifred, Our Lady and Saint Non's Chapel, Saint David's, Wales; artist unknown; photographed on 21 July 2011 by Wolfgang Sauber; swiped off WikipediaArticle

(Winifred, Wenefreda) (Saint) Virgin Martyr (November 3) (7th century) The Patron Saint of North Wales. With other pious maidens, she served God under the direction of Saint Beuno, though it is not known that she formally embraced the life of a nun. She suffered death at the hands of the tyrant Caradoc, at the place since called Holywell, from the many miracles which even in our own day bear witness to the sanctity of Saint Winifred. The Mediaeval legend that Saint Winefride was by the prayers of Saint Beuno raised again to life and for many years presided over a convent of nuns, need not be dwelt upon.

MLA Citation

  • Monks of Ramsgate. “Winefride”. Book of Saints, 1921. CatholicSaints.Info. 4 November 2016. Web. 3 December 2016. <>