Butler’s Lives of the Saints – Saint Edelwald, Priest and Confessor


He was, for his eminent sanctity, honoured with the priesthood whilst he lived in the monastery of Rippon. Afterwards he led an eremitical life in the isle of Farne, where he died in 699, about eleven years after Saint Cuthbert. His body was translated to Lindisfarne, afterwards to Durham.

MLA Citation

  • Father Alban Butler. “Saint Edelwald, Priest and Confessor”. Lives of the Fathers, Martyrs, and Principal Saints, 1866. CatholicSaints.Info. 22 March 2013. Web. 25 September 2021. <>