Saint Theneva

Also known as

  • Dwynwen
  • Enoch
  • Thaneu
  • Thaney
  • Thenaw
  • Thenew
  • Thennew
  • Thenog
  • Thenova

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British princess. When Theneva became pregnant before marriage, her family threw her from a cliff. She survived the fall unharmed, and was soon met by an unmanned boat. She knew she had no home to go to, so got into the boat; it sailed her across the Firth of Forth to land at Culross where she was cared for by Saint Serf; he became fosterfather of her son, Saint Kentigern.

Born

  • British Isles

Died

Canonized

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MLA Citation

  • “Saint Theneva“. CatholicSaints.Info. 18 July 2016. Web. 19 November 2017. <>