Book of Saints – Osith


(Saint) Virgin Martyr (October 7) (7th century) An Anglo-Saxon Princess, Abbess of the monastery of Chich in Essex, who suffered death for the Christian Faith in an incursion of heathen Danes or other pirates. This event is said to have taken place about the middle of the seventh century, but both the date and the particulars are open to controversy. It is also possible that two or more saintly personages of the same name have been confused into the one Saint Osith, Virgin Martyr.

MLA Citation

  • Monks of Ramsgate. “Osith”. Book of Saints, 1921. CatholicSaints.Info. 18 May 2016. Web. 4 August 2021. <>