Daughter of the king of East Angles. During her childhood, Ethelburga lived in a Gallic convent under the direction of Saint Burgundofara, a home she would have for the rest of her life. She was known throughout the community for her adherence to the Rule of the Order. In the mid-seventh century, Ethelburga was chosen abbess. She ruled with wisdom and justice until her death. Saint Tortgith of Barking was one of her nuns.
- 664 at Faremoutier, France of natural causes
- when her body was exhumed seven years after her death, it was found incorrupt
- “Saint Ethelburga of Faremoutier“. CatholicSaints.Info. 3 July 2015. Web. 4 May 2016. <>