Book of Saints – Ceadwalla


CEADWALLA (CADWALLA) (Saint) (April 20) King. (7th century) A King of Wessex, who, while yet a Pagan, advanced indeed greatly the limits of the territories under his rule; but showed himself not less cruel and crafty than other conquerors of his race and time. At length, touched by Divine grace, he resolved to become a Christian, and journeyed to Rome, where he was baptised by Pope Saint Sergius, and dying, while yet wearing the white robe of a neophyte (A.D. 689), was on that account numbered among the Saints.

MLA Citation

  • Monks of Ramsgate. “Ceadwalla”. Book of Saints, 1921. CatholicSaints.Info. 1 October 2012. Web. 15 June 2021. <>