Book of Saints – Edith – 16 September


EDITH (Saint) Virgin (September 16) (10th century) The natural daughter of King Edgar the Peaceful, brought up by her mother Wulfridis, who had become a nun in the monastery of Wilton near Salisbury, and, her father reluctantly consenting, admitted while quite a child to make her Religious Profession. Of her the Martyrology simply says: “She did not leave the world; she never knew it.” The sick and poor, more especially lepers, were her care through life, and she persistently refused the position offered her of Abbess. Her holy death, foretold by Saint Dunstan, took place at the early age of twenty-three (A.D. 984) and numerous miracles have since borne witness to her sanctity.

MLA Citation

  • Monks of Ramsgate. “Edith”. Book of Saints, 1921. CatholicSaints.Info. 22 November 2012. Web. 26 April 2019. <>