Saint Mildred of Thanet

bronze plaque of Saint Milded at the Minster Abbey; created by Concordia Scott, OSB, 1863; photographed on 20 June 2013 by Mum's taxi; swiped from Wikimedia CommonsAlso known as

  • Mildred von Minster
  • Mildthryth…



Daughter of Merewalh, King of Mercia, and Saint Ermenburga of Thanet. Sister of Saint Milburga and Saint Mildgytha. Educated at the convent school of Chelles, near Paris, France. Rejected an offer of marriage, and entered the convent of Minster on the Isle of Thanet, a house which was founded by her mother, is still in use, and is one of the oldest continuously occupied structures in Britain. Benedictine nun. Worked with Saint Theodore of Canterbury. Abbess at Minster where one of her novices of Saint Edburga. Noted for her generosity to the poor, and special attention to social outcasts. Yearly pilgrimages to her relics at Minster continue to today.




MLA Citation

  • “Saint Mildred of Thanet“. CatholicSaints.Info. 3 December 2020. Web. 27 November 2021. <>