New Catholic Dictionary – Saint Chad

Saint Chad of MerciaArticle

(Ceadda) Confessor, abbot, and bishop (died 672), born probably Northumbria, England; died Lichfield, England. He was educated at Lindisfarne under Saint Aidan and at the monastery of Rathmelsige (Melfont), Ireland. He assisted his brother Saint Cedd in establishing the monastery of Lastinghalil, Yorkshire and succeeded him as abbot, 664. For a short time Bishop of York, in 669 he was appointed Bishop of Mercia and established the seat of his diocese at Lichfield where he founded a church and monastery. His relics are now in the cathedral of Birmingham dedicated to him. Feast, 2 March.

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