Calendar of Scottish Saints – Saint Ebba, Abbess


A.D. 683. She was sister to Saint Oswald, and to Oswy, his successor, Kings of Northumbria. She founded a monastery at Ebchester, on the Derwent, and another and more important one at Coldingham. It was at the latter place that the great Saint Ethelreda received her monastic training. Saint Ebba was buried at Coldingham, but portions of her relics were afterwards placed in the tomb of Saint Cuthbert at Durham. Saint Abb’s Head, the well-known promontory on the coast of Northumberland, takes its name from this saint.

MLA Citation

  • Father Michael Barrett, OSB. “Saint Ebba, Abbess”. The Calendar of Scottish Saints, 1919. CatholicSaints.Info. 9 June 2014. Web. 16 May 2021. <>