Saint Ethelburga of Faremoutier

statue of Saint Ethelburga of Faremoutier, date unknown, artist unknown; church of All Hallow's, Barking, England; photographed on 5 May 2011 by Weglinde Gordon Lawson; swiped from Wikimedia CommonsAlso known as

  • Aubierge
  • Cdilburh
  • Edelburga
  • Edilberga



Daughter of the king of East Angles. During her childhood, Ethelburga lived in a Gallic convent under the direction of Saint Burgundofara, a home she would have for the rest of her life. She was known throughout the community for her adherence to the Rule of the Order. In the mid-seventh century, Ethelburga was chosen abbess. She ruled with wisdom and justice until her death. Saint Tortgith of Barking was one of her nuns.


  • 664 at Faremoutier, France of natural causes
  • when her body was exhumed seven years after her death, it was found incorrupt


Additional Information

MLA Citation

  • “Saint Ethelburga of Faremoutier“. CatholicSaints.Info. 30 June 2020. Web. 7 March 2021. <>