Wilton Abbey


Benedictine convent, Wiltshire, England, originally founded for priests by Earl Wulstan, c.773; Saint Alburga, his widow, changed it into a convent; King Egbert, who gave his consent, is usually counted as the founder. It is best known as the home of Saint Edith, chief patron of Wilton. The convent was confiscated by the English crown during the Dissolution in 1539.

MLA Citation

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