Book of Saints – Hilda

Saint Hilda of WhitbyArticle

(Saint) Virgin (November 17) (7th century) The famous first Abbess of Whitby, in Yorkshire, over which foundation she was placed by Saint Aidan. She was a Northumbrian Princess, and had been baptised when a child by Saint Paulinus. She was indefatigable in her zeal, and her counsel was sought even in regard to public affairs by the great men of her time. She died after a long and painful illness, A.D. 680; and her relics were translated to Glastonbury.

MLA Citation

  • Monks of Ramsgate. “Hilda”. Book of Saints, 1921. CatholicSaints.Info. 27 August 2017. Web. 21 September 2020. <>