New Catholic Dictionary – Saint Winefride

detail of a stained glass window of Saint Winifred, Our Lady and Saint Non's Chapel, Saint David's, Wales; artist unknown; photographed on 21 July 2011 by Wolfgang Sauber; swiped off WikipediaArticle

Virgin (600660), born Holywell, Wales; died Gwytherin. According to her legend, she fled the suit of Caradoc, the son of Prince Alen, who overtook her and severed her head, which rolled down hill; where it rested, a spring gushed forth. Her uncle, Saint Beuno, gathered the remains together and after a short interval, was astonished to find Winefride restored to life. She lived in almost perpetual ecstasy as abbess at Holywell and later at Gwytherin. Holywell became a famous place of pilgrimage, and numerous miracles occurred there. Feast, 3 November.

MLA Citation

  • “Saint Winefride”. New Catholic Dictionary. CatholicSaints.Info. 11 November 2019. Web. 3 March 2021. <>