New Catholic Dictionary – Saint Ine


(Ina, Ini) Confessor, King of the West Saxons, died Rome, Italy, 728. He was equally successful as a warrior and legislator, his code of laws being, after the Kentish laws, the earliest extant specimen of Anglo-Saxon legislation. He was an ardent supporter of monasticism and erected the Abbey of Glastonbury, and other foundations at Malmesbury, Wimborne, Nursling, Tisbury, Waltham, and Sherborne. Resigning his throne to devote himself to spiritual things, he made a pilgrimage to Rome, where he founded a hospice for English pilgrims. Feast, 6 February.

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  • “Saint Ine”. New Catholic Dictionary. CatholicSaints.Info. 20 August 2013. Web. 5 March 2021. <>