New Catholic Dictionary – Saint Ebba the Elder


(Tabbs) Virgin, abbess, died 683. She was the daughter of King Ethelfrith and sister of Saint Oswald and Oswy, King of the Northumbrians. She founded the convent of Ebchester, and the monastery for men and women at Coldingham, Berwickshire, where, as abbess, she became the spiritual guide of Saint Etheldreda. The promontory of Saint Abb’s Head, Berwickshire, is named after her. Feast, 25 August.

MLA Citation

  • “Saint Ebba the Elder”. New Catholic Dictionary. CatholicSaints.Info. 21 November 2012. Web. 24 March 2019. <>